Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Quaint

Quaint

  1. Prudent; wise; hence, crafty; artful; wily.
  2. Characterized by ingenuity or art; finely fashioned; skillfully wrought; elegant; graceful; nice; neat.
  3. Curious and fanciful; affected; odd; whimsical; antique; archaic; singular; unusual; as, quaint architecture; a quaint expression.

Quaint Quotations

The days when the words 'Hollywood actor' framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics - candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike - is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops.
James Wolcott

The words 'Space Age' have a quaint, nostalgic tone - sitting on midcentury modern furniture watching 'The Jetsons.'
P. J. O'Rourke

Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.
Thomas Hardy

One is struck in the study of saints, angels and gods by a pattern that seems quaint and harmless. Yet, it is so common that I know there must be a deeper meaning. There always seem to be guardians and spirits of doors, bridges, exits and entranceways.
Richard Rohr

We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in.
Mitch Daniels
More "Quaint" Quotations

Quaint Translations

quaint in Dutch is typisch, curieus, vreemd
quaint in Finnish is kummallinen
quaint in German is wunderlich, wunderlichen, anheimelnd
quaint in Norwegian is eiendommelig, underlig
quaint in Swedish is gammalmodig, egen
Copyright © 2001 - 2014 BrainyQuote