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    quaint - Dictionary definition and meaning for word quaint

    Definition
    (adj) strange in an interesting or pleasing way
    Example Sentence
    • quaint dialect words
    • quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities
    Definition
    (adj) very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance
    Example Sentence
    • the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name
    • came forth a quaint and fearful sight
    • a quaint sense of humor
    Definition
    (adj) attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
    Synonyms : old-time , olde worlde
    Example Sentence
    • houses with quaint thatched roofs
    • a vaulted roof supporting old-time chimney pots
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for quaint

If you know someone already, you call them ac + quaint. That is because, they are already known to you (old).

quaint can be closely related with the word "FAINT" where you need to take the meaning as faint colors which are ODD,OLD FASHIONED.

gre bigbook QUANT'S questions are old fashioned

If you PAINT that house, you will destroy its old fashioned charm.

quaint rhymes with PAINT..something is good to paint implies it's picturesque,attractive,charming and if i want to paint something unpleasant/ugly ,im an ECCENTRIC,weird,bizarre person

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