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Inflections of 'quaint' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
adj comparative
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
quaint /kweɪnt/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est. 
  1. having an old-fashioned charm:a quaint old house.
  2. peculiar;
    odd:a quaint sense of humor.
quaint•ly, adv. 
quaint•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quaint  (kwānt),USA pronunciation  adj.,  -er, -est. 
  1. having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm;
    oddly picturesque:a quaint old house.
  2. strange, peculiar, or unusual in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way:a quaint sense of humor.
  3. skillfully or cleverly made.
  4. [Obs.]wise;
quaintly, adv. 
quaintness, n. 
  • Old French, variant of cointe clever, pleasing Latin cognitus known (past participle of cognōscere; see cognition)
  • Middle English queinte 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged antiquated, archaic.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged curious, uncommon.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ordinary.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quaint /kweɪnt/ adj
  1. attractively unusual, esp in an old-fashioned style
  2. odd, peculiar, or inappropriate
Etymology: 13th Century (in the sense: clever): from Old French cointe, from Latin cognitus known, from cognoscere to ascertain

ˈquaintly adv ˈquaintness n
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