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Definition 1: attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quaint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • houses with quaint thatched roofs
  • a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots

Synonyms for quaint in the sense of this definition

(quaint is similar to ...) being or in accordance with current social fashions

"fashionable clothing" "the fashionable side of town" "a fashionable cafe"

Definition 2: strange in an interesting or pleasing way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quaint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quaint dialect words
  • quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities

(quaint is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

Definition 3: very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quaint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name
  • came forth a quaint and fearful sight
  • a quaint sense of humor

(quaint is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

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