Definitions for quaintness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quaintkweɪnt(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. having an old-fashioned charm; oddly picturesque:

    a quaint old house.

  2. peculiar or unusual in an interesting or amusing way:

    a quaint sense of humor.

  3. skillfully or cleverly made.

  4. Obs. wise; skilled.

Origin of quaint:

1175–1225; ME queinte < OF, var. of cointe clever, pleasing 蠐 L cognitus known (ptp. of cognōscere; see cognition )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. quaintness(noun)

    the quality of being quaint and old-fashioned

    "she liked the old cottage; its quaintness was appealing"

  2. quaintness(noun)

    strangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned

    "some words in her dialect had a charming quaintness"


  1. quaintness(Noun)

    Cunning; craftiness.

  2. quaintness(Noun)

    Skill, artfulness.

  3. quaintness(Noun)

    Primness, fastidiousness, preciousness.

  4. quaintness(Noun)

    The state or fact of being quaint; having old-fashioned charm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quaintness(noun)

    the quality of being quaint

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