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Definizione monolingua


quaint


Noun

quaint (plural quaints)


  1. (archaic) The vulva. [from 14th c.]
    • c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, ""The Wife of Baths Tale"", Canterbury Tales:
      And trewely, as myne housbondes tolde me, / I hadde þe beste queynte þat myghte be.
    • 2003, Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales, p. 9:
      The rest looked on, horrified, as Clarice trussed up her habit and in open view placed her hand within her queynte crying, ‘The first house of Sunday belongs to the sun, and the second to Venus.’
<Adjective

quaint (comparative quainter, superlative quaintest)


  1. (obsolete) Of a person: cunning, crafty. [13th-19th c.]
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI part 2:
      But you, my Lord, were glad to be imployd, / To shew how queint an Orator you are.
  2. (obsolete) Cleverly made; artfully contrived. [14th-19th c.]
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IX:
      describe races and games, / Or tilting furniture, imblazond shields, / Impresses quaint, caparisons and steeds, / Bases and tinsel trappings [...].
  3. (now dialectal) Strange or odd; unusual. [from 14th c.]
    • 1808, Sir Walter Scott, Marmion XX:
      Lord Gifford, deep beneath the ground, / Heard Alexanders bugle sound, / And tarried not his garb to change, / But, in his wizard habit strange, / Came forth,—a quaint and fearful sight!
    • 1924, Time, 17 Nov 1924:
      What none would dispute though many smiled over was the good-humored, necessary, yet quaint omission of the writers name from the whole consideration.
  4. (obsolete) Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious; prim. [15th-19th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i.5:
      euerie word did tremble as she spake, / And euerie looke was coy, and wondrous quaint [...].
  5. Pleasingly unusual; especially, having old-fashioned charm. [from 18th c.]
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
      I admire all that quaint, old-fashioned politeness; it is much more to my taste than modern ease; modern ease often disgusts me.
    • 2011, Ian Sample, The Guardian, 31 Jan 2011:
      The rock is a haven for rare wildlife, a landscape where pretty hedgerows and quaint villages are bordered by a breathtaking, craggy coastline.

Definizione dizionario quaint


caratteristico
  old-fashioned charm
pittoresco
  old-fashioned charm
bizzaro
bizzarro
curiosi
curioso
interessante
strano
straordinario

Altri significati:
  (obsolete) Cleverly made; artfully contrived. [14th-19th c.]
  (obsolete) Of a person: cunning, crafty. [13th-19th c.]
  (now dialectal) Strange or odd; unusual. [from 14th c.]
  (obsolete) Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious; prim. [15th-19th c.]
  Pleasingly unusual; especially, having old-fashioned charm. [from 18th c.]
  interestingly strange
  (archaic) The vulva. [from 14th c.]

Traduzione quaint


caratteristico ,pittoresco ,bizzaro ,bizzarro ,curiosi

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