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quaint

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
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Examples

Here the ritual of the election night is a quaint old-world tradition closer to pantomime than politics.

This is one of those quaint traditions from the first days of the Parliament which still survive.

Mostly the book’s given over to the impossibly quaint eccentrics Edwin encounters in London.

Lytham is the more quaint, elegant area while St Annes has large hotels along the sea sand front and cheaper houses.

The buildings vary between those that are old and quaint and new shopping developments.

After all, look how modern these quaint old institutions are becoming.

The set comprising chessmen placed on a board in wood has a quaint appearance.

Because as quaint as it may sound, some things are more important in life than money.

It’s seriously repetitious, but still unique from the rest of the tracks, the piccolo playing is quaint.

Along the coast you’ll also find a handful of quaint fishing harbours and some great seascapes.

It’s easy to walk through the village and just see old stone, quaint architecture and water.

This is a quaint old-fashioned shrub that is ideal for both town and country gardens.

Although this may be a polite and quaint custom, it is often of little use to the recipient.

Sadly, Fiona and her quaint highland village seem forever lost to him in the remote mists of time.

In my quaint way, I tend to believe that language is supposed to tell you something about the characters on screen.

This is a film of warm sunshine in which townsfolk and tourists can happily stroll, enjoying quaint civic parades.

The town is charming and quaint, and real: more than just a tourist facade of Irish life.

The French names on the streets and the quaint old houses invite exploration into the history.

It was not until the next night in a quaint old bar in Amsterdam that the wonder of the whole trip hit me.

We have so many quaint old settler cottages as well as grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

But behind the quaintness, there is, of course, modern life: banks and cash points, supermarkets and even cybercafes hide in the old white buildings.

Typically, critics focused on the strangeness and quaintness of the boxes, missing some of the “richness & poetry” that had flowed into the making of Cornell’s constructions.

Like nearly everything in the Fitzroy Gardnes, it is looking a bit the worse for wear, but the slight shabbiness and quaintness contributes to the tree’s charm and friendliness, rather than detracting from it.

The towering Karlovic caused a stunning upset by smashing defending champion Lleyton Hewitt in the first round of this year’s Gentlemen’s Singles, as the event is so quaintly named.

Two admirals are already behind bars for stealing a tanker full of crude, an endemic practice quaintly known as “bunkering.”

It’s in the quaintly romantic idea of his proferred hand, her smile of acceptance, the communion of eyes during the dance, even though most of us are there to romance the dance rather than each other.

He commented on the quaintness of the Shamrock Theatre and spoke of some of the people he had met when he had organised little plays and exhibitions of Irish Dancing at which he awarded medals to his pupils.

The people are so nice, the city so pleasant and full of history, but what I see so far is that it has English quaintness yet all the luxuries we are used to in America.

You look around and spot some quaintly shaped kilns scattered around the island, and are told that they are reminders of the chicory farming, which drew to a close after World War II.

The “special” edition, sadly, isn’t: quaintly, there’s a commemorative booklet in place of substantial on-disc extras.