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quaint (often difficult to determine exact meaning)
1. skilled, clever Shr. III. ii. 150 “The musician,” 2H6 III. ii. 274 “how quaint an orator.”
2. pretty, fine, dainty Ado III. iv. 22 “a fine, . . . fashion,” MND. II. i. 99 “the mazes,” II. ii. 7 (?).
3. (of appearance, dress) beautiful, handsome, elegant Tp. I. ii. 317 “My Ariel,” Wiv. IV. vi. 41 “ in green,” Shr. IV. iii. 102 “a . . . gown, More quaint.”
4. carefully or ingeniously elaborated Mer.V. III. iv. 69 “quaint lies,” 1H6 IV. i. 102 “forged quaint conceit.”
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