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adjective     /kweɪnt/
C2 attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned: a quaint old cottageStrange, suspicious and unnatural Quaint can also be used to show that you do not approve of something, especially an opinion, belief, or way of behaving, because it is strange or old-fashioned: "What a quaint idea!" she said, laughing at him.Old or old-fashionedThe elderly quaintly     /-li/ adverb Old or old-fashionedThe elderly quaintness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
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