Definition for Quaint (-er, -est)

quaint (-er, -est), adj. [OFr cointe < L. cognitum, known < cognoscěre, to ascertain.] (webplay: artful, dressed, familiar, fashion, fine-spun, framed, hair, phrase, odd).

  1. Strange; peculiar; curious; unusual; unfamiliar; different; [fig.] new; novel; transformed.
  2. Old-fashioned; outmoded; outdated; antiquated; time-worn.
  3. Pretty; pleasing; charming; delightful; enchanting; endearing.
  4. Fine-spun; delicate; dainty; exquisite; extraordinary.
  5. Far; insurmountable; unreachable; incomprehensible.

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