- (obsolete) Cunning; craftiness.
- (obsolete) Skill, artfulness.
- (obsolete) Primness, fastidiousness, preciousness.
- As for good Terence, I allow the quaintnesse [transl. mignardise] and grace of his Latine tongue, and judge him wonderfull conceited and apt […].
- The state or fact of being quaint; having old-fashioned charm.