Antonyms of QUAINTEST

Examples of usage:

  1. " The Wonderful Year" of the death of Elizabeth, the accession of James, and the devastation of London by pestilence, supplied him with matter enough for one of his quaintest and liveliest tracts: in which the historical part has no quality so valuable or remarkable as the grotesque mixture of horror and humor in the anecdotes appended " like a merry epilogue to a dull play, of purpose to shorten the lives of long winter's nights that lie watching in the dark for us," with touches of rude and vivid pleasantry not unworthy to remind us, I dare not say of the Decameron, but at least of the Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles. "The Age of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  2. When we did Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucca was the Cherubino, making the quaintest looking of boys and much resembling one of Raphael's cherubs in his painting of the Sistine Madonna. "Memoirs of an American Prima Donna" by Clara Louise Kellogg
  3. My dear Rhoda, he said, you have the quaintest ideas. "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
  4. We all waited on her hand and foot, and walked in procession beside her, gulping hard, and blinking our eyes to keep back the tears whenever we had a quiet chance, and she laughed and admired the trees, and said really it was the quaintest sensation staring straight up at the sky; she felt just like " Johnny Head in Air" in the dear old picture- book! "The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. The story centers round the coming of love to the young people on the staff of a newspaper- and it is one of the prettiest, sweetest and quaintest of old- fashioned love stories. "Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
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