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quaint

adjective uk   /kweɪnt/ us  
C2 attractive because of being unusual and especially old-fashioned: a quaint old cottage 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.
quaintly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
quaintness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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