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Synonyms for quaint

agreeably curious, especially in an old-fashioned or unusual way

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Synonyms for quaint

strange in an interesting or pleasing way

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very strange or unusual

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attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

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The beaches of this south-coast resort area are quainter and quieter than those of Spain, though tourism to the region is escalating fast.
Based on legends and stories that Curran heard during his travels through Ireland, these stories are written in a style reminiscent of something older and quainter, reflecting the Irish countryside in which most of the tales take place.
Below, I offer some suggestions for retooling a plan to give it a quainter feel.
After all, this 1948 Moss Hart comedy is one of the all-time great poisoned-mash notes to what used to be known in quainter times as ``the theater world.
The thought of Wales, or anywhere on this island, becoming a Celtic theme park, its heritage preserved as a quainter, lifeless commodity, is unthinkable.
Clinton faces to hers, and she replied with a quainter version of the same rhetoric: "Do not rise up in indignation to call this Socialism--it is the sanest of statesmanship.
Even quainter was the professor's inference that Prince Bandar was in such a "desperate need of scoring a victory in Syria," presumably "to obscure mounting internal problems in Riyadh," that he was ready to take such huge risks.
It is much quainter, with its cobbled street near the church and its castle ruins.
Some of the Victorian reports hark back to a quainter age - an era when bored goalkeepers sauntered out of goal to join in attacking moves and AGMs took place in the Queens Head and "proceedings were interspersed with songs and recitation, the meeting being brought to a close by drinking the health of the chairman with musical honours.
But even in our quainter times, there was something wonderfully old-fashioned about middle-aged Tony, with his gentle voice and kindly manner.
Better-known and much-visited Amalfi is only a five-minute walk along the coast but where I am staying in Atrani is quieter, quainter and far more delightful.
The Boot is a quaint enough pub on the even quainter Northop High Street, and is known to sometimes be frequented by footballer and Northop resident Michael Owen.
By mixing proven winners with innovative new concepts, we broadened our audience and achieved our eighth straight quainter of ratings growth," says Mark Shapiro, ESPN exec VP, programming and production.