October 15, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
quaint /ˈkweɪnt/ adjective
quaint
/ˈkweɪnt/
adjective

quainter; quaintest

A quaint outdoor café
A quaint outdoor café
Learner's definition of QUAINT

[or more quaint; most quaint]

: having an old-fashioned or unusual quality or appearance that is usually attractive or appealing

  • The fishing village was very quaint.

  • The writer talks about the quaint customs of the natives.

  • They have some quaint [=outdated] notions about how women should behave.

quaintly adverb

  • The town is quaintly old-fashioned.

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