What is another word for quaint?

Pronunciation: [kwˈe͡ɪnt] (IPA)

The word "quaint" is an adjective that describes something unusual, charming, and old-fashioned. Synonyms for the word "quaint" include antique, vintage, unique, picturesque, delightful, odd, exceptional, and idiosyncratic. These words all describe something that has a certain character, charm, and distinctiveness. Antique and vintage suggest something that has a historical value and is of a bygone era. Unique, exceptional, and idiosyncratic refer to something that is one-of-a-kind and distinctive. Picturesque and delightful emphasize the pleasing visual qualities of something. Finally, odd conveys something unusual and quirky. All these words present different nuances to the concept of "quaint" and can be used to add more depth and color to our writing.

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Usage examples for Quaint

The quaint little boy stared at Marjorie with an equally intent interest.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
He often thought of Betty, the little Betty who used to run to meet him and say such quaint things; some day he would go to her and take her with him.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Some of these works going back seven or eight hundred years, are of the most quaint and curious character.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Quaint

  • Being briefed only once is a quaint defense. You're either briefed or not briefed.
    Mark Davis
  • Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow down you'd treat if met where any bar is, or help to half-a-crown.
    Thomas Hardy
  • Medieval justice was a quaint thing.
    Frederick Pollock
  • The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890?
    Stephen Sondheim
  • Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.
    Northrop Frye

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