- Having old-fashioned charm.
Etymology: From Old French cointe, and queinte pretty, clever, knowing < Latin cognitus known, past participle of cognoscere to know
- It's a very village with old-fashioned storefronts.
- Strange or odd in an interesting, pleasing, or amusing way.
- came forth a and fearful sight - Sir Walter Scott
- Highly incongruous, inappropriate, or illogical; naive, unreasonable -- usually used ironically.
- of a sense of honesty - wikipedia:Paul Engle, Paul Engle
- (obsolete) Characterized by cleverness or ingenuity; skillfully wrought or artfully contrived.
- to show how an orator you are - Shakespeare
- (obsolete) Overly discriminating or needlessly meticulous; fastidious.
- being too and finical in his expression - wikipedia:Roger L'Estrange, Roger L'Estrange
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