noun see quaint

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  • Quaintness — Quaint ness, n. The quality of being quaint. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quaintness — noun 1. the quality of being quaint and old fashioned she liked the old cottage; its quaintness was appealing • Derivationally related forms: ↑quaint • Hypernyms: ↑old fashionedness 2. strangeness as a consequence of being old fashioned some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quaintness — quaint ► ADJECTIVE ▪ attractively unusual or old fashioned. DERIVATIVES quaintly adverb quaintness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «wise», «ingenious»: from Old French cointe, from Latin cognoscere ascertain …   English terms dictionary

  • quaintness — See quaintly. * * * …   Universalium

  • quaintness — noun /ˈkweɪntnəs/ the quality of being quaint …   Wiktionary

  • quaintness — quaint·ness || kweɪntnɪs n. strangeness, oddness, unusualness; charming old fashioned quality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quaintness — quaint·ness …   English syllables

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  • quaint — [[t]kwe͟ɪnt[/t]] quainter, quaintest ADJ GRADED Something that is quaint is attractive because it is unusual and rather old fashioned. ...a small, quaint town with narrow streets and traditional half timbered houses... That s how concepts like… …   English dictionary

  • Untreasure — Un*treas ure, v. t. [1st pref. un + treasure.] To bring forth or give up, as things previously treasured. The quaintness with which he untreasured, as by rote, the stores of his memory. J. Mitford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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