quaint Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “quaint” in the English Dictionary

"quaint" in British English

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uk   us   /kweɪnt/
C2 attractive because of being ​unusual and ​especiallyold-fashioned: a quaint ​oldcottage 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.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of quaint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quaintadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /kweɪnt/
attractive because of being ​unusual and esp. ​old-fashioned: In Spain, we ​visited a cobblestone ​plaza with quaint little ​cafés around ​itsperimeter.
(Definition of quaint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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