QUIET

quiet

(adjective) (of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots

placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled

(adjective) (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; “a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay”; “the quiet waters of a lagoon”; “a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky”; “a smooth channel crossing”; “scarcely a ripple on the still water”; “unruffled water”

hushed, muted, subdued, quiet

(adjective) in a softened tone; “hushed voices”; “muted trumpets”; “a subdued whisper”; “a quiet reprimand”

quiet, restrained

(adjective) not showy or obtrusive; “clothes in quiet good taste”

quiet

(adjective) free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; “a quiet audience at the concert”; “the room was dark and quiet”

quiet

(adjective) characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; “a quiet life”; “a quiet throng of onlookers”; “quiet peace-loving people”; “the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years”

quietly, quiet

(adverb) with little or no activity or no agitation (‘quiet’ is a nonstandard variant for ‘quietly’); “her hands rested quietly in her lap”; “the rock star was quietly led out the back door”; “sit here as quiet as you can”

repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility

(noun) a disposition free from stress or emotion

silence, quiet

(noun) the absence of sound; “he needed silence in order to sleep”; “the street was quiet”

tranquillity, tranquility, quiet

(noun) an untroubled state; free from disturbances

lull, quiet

(noun) a period of calm weather; “there was a lull in the storm”

calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still

(verb) make calm or still; “quiet the dragons of worry and fear”

quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down

(verb) become quiet or quieter; “The audience fell silent when the speaker entered”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

quiet (comparative quieter or more quiet, superlative quietest or most quiet)

With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.

Having little motion or activity; calm.

Not busy, of low quantity.

Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

Not showy; undemonstrative.

(software) Requiring little or no interaction.

Synonyms

• (with little sound): See also silent

• (having little motion): See also calm

• (not busy): slow, unbusy

• (not talking): See also taciturn

• (not showy): modest, plain, simple

Antonyms

• loud

• sounded

• vocal

Verb

quiet (third-person singular simple present quiets, present participle quieting, simple past and past participle quieted)

To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.

Synonyms: quiet down, quieten

To cause someone to become quiet.

Synonyms: quiet down, quieten

Noun

quiet (plural quiets)

The absence of sound; quietness.

the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

Interjection

quiet

Be quiet.

Anagrams

• quite

Source: Wiktionary


Qui"et, a. [Compar. Quieter; superl. Quietest.] Etym: [L. quietus, p. p. pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest, and prob. to E. while, n. See While, and cf. Coy, a., Quiesce, Quietus, Quit, a., Quite, Requiem.]

1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air. They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. Judg. xvi. 2.

2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.

3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. " So quiet and so sweet a style." Shak. That son, who on the quiet state of man Such trouble brought. Milton.

4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented. The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. 1 Pet. iii. 4. I will sit as quiet as a lamb. Shak.

5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.

Syn.

– Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek; contented.

Qui"et n. Etym: [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]

1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.

2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security. And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet. Milton. At quiet, still; peaceful.

– In quiet, quietly. " I will depart in quiet." Shak.

– Out of quiet, disturbed; restless. [Obs.] "She is much out of quiet." Shak.

Qui"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quieting.]

1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.

2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief. Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace. Shak.

Qui"et, v. i.

Definition: To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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