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Quiet Meaning & Definition
Quiet Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quiet?

[n] a disposition free from stress or emotion
[n] the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
[n] an untroubled state; free from disturbances
[n] a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
[adv] with little or no activity or especially agitation; "her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in"sit here as quiet as you can")
[adj] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
[adj] free from disturbance; "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"
[adj] without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times"
[adj] in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
[adj] not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
[adj] free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
[adj] 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"
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[v] become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quiet: calm | calm | calm down | catlike | dreamy | hush | hushed | lull | lull | muted | noiseless | pipe down | placid | placidity | quiesce | quiescent | quiet down | quieten | quieten | quietly | relaxing | repose | reposeful | restful | restrained | serenity | silence | silent | slumberous | slumbrous | soft | soundless | still | still | stilly | subdued | tiptoe | tranquil | tranquility | tranquilize | tranquillise | tranquillity | tranquillity | tranquillize | uneventful | unostentatious | unpretentious | unruffled | untroubled

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quiet:

See Also | appease | assuage | assure | ataraxia | calm | calmness | calmness | change intensity | comfort | compose | composure | conciliate | console | equanimity | gentle | gruntle | hush | inaudible | lenify | mollify | order | pacify | peaceful | placate | quietness | reassure | solace | soothe | sound property | soundlessness | speechlessness | still | stillness | tame | unagitated | undisturbed | unhearable

Quiet In Webster's Dictionary

\Qui"et\, a. [Compar. {Quieter}; superl. {Quietest}.] [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. [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. To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.

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