Associations to the word «Quaint»


QUAINT, adjective. (obsolete) Of a person: cunning, crafty. [13th-19th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. (obsolete) Cleverly made; artfully contrived. [14th-19th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. (now dialectal) Strange or odd; unusual. [from 14th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. (obsolete) Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious; prim. [15th-19th c.]
QUAINT, adjective. Pleasingly unusual; especially, having old-fashioned charm. [from 18th c.]
QUAINT, noun. (archaic) The vulva. [from 14th c.]

Dictionary definition

QUAINT, adjective. Strange in an interesting or pleasing way; "quaint dialect words"; "quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities".
QUAINT, adjective. Very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance; "the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name"- Bill Beatty; "came forth a quaint and fearful sight"- Sir Walter Scott; "a quaint sense of humor".
QUAINT, adjective. Attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic); "houses with quaint thatched roofs"; "a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.