Definition of Quaintness in English :

Define Quaintness in English

Quaintness meaning in English

Meaning of Quaintness in English

Pronunciation of Quaintness in English

Quaintness pronunciation in English

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1. quaintness

the quality of being quaint and old-fashioned

Example Sentences:
'she liked the old cottage; its quaintness was appealing'

2. quaintness

strangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned

Example Sentences:
'some words in her dialect had a charming quaintness'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of quaintness
attractively unusual, esp in an old-fashioned style
a quaint village
odd, peculiar, or inappropriate
a quaint sense of duty

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see synonyms of quaintness
1.  Obsolete
clever or skilled
2.  Rare
wrought with skill; ingenious
unusual or old-fashioned in a pleasing way
singular; unusual; curious
fanciful; whimsical

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see synonyms of quaintness
adj. quaint·er, quaint·est
1. Charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way: "Sarah Orne Jewett ... was dismissed by one critic as merely a New England old maid who wrote quaint, plotless sketches of late 19th-century coastal Maine" (James McManus).
2. Archaic Unfamiliar or unusual in character; strange: quaint dialect words.
3. Archaic Cleverly made or done.

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