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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Oddity as a consequence of being old fashioned; The state of being old-fashioned.

Usage examples (37)
  • Its quaintness was appealing
  • Some words in her dialect had a charming quaintness
  • There's a certain quaintness to the whole thing, like owning a rotary telephone.
  • I have a great love for this plain quaintness of speech — it is often ludicrous, but it as often beautiful — & one who wishes to write good poetry now should read old prose. for more
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