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quiet

qui·et

quiet

 
 
pronunciation:
kwaI iht
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: quieter, quietest
definition 1: making little or no sound or noise.
Because he's a quiet child, he doesn't get as much attention as some of the others.The new car's engine is quiet.
synonyms:
noiseless, silent, soundless, still
antonyms:
clamorous, loud, noisy, obstreperous, stentorian
similar words:
hushed, low, muffled, mute, soft
definition 2: filled with little or no noise.
This is a nice quiet room away from the street.They need a quiet environment in which to study.
synonyms:
soundless, still
antonyms:
noisy
definition 3: free from disturbance, turmoil, or vigorous activity.
After two days of riots, the streets were again quiet.I'd rather have a quiet evening at home tonight instead of going out.They had a quiet stay in their cottage at the lake.
synonyms:
calm, peaceful, serene, still, tranquil
antonyms:
furious, tempestuous, tumultuous, unquiet
similar words:
easy, halcyon, mellow, pacific, placid, restful, sedate, slow, unruffled
definition 4: soothing or restful.
They play quiet music at the dentist's office.
synonyms:
calming, comforting, restful, soothing
similar words:
easy, pacific, peaceful, tranquil
definition 5: showing little or no motion.
The boat drifted on the quiet sea.
synonyms:
calm, still
similar words:
dead, idle, immobile, inactive, motionless, restful, sluggish, stock-still
definition 6: restrained or unobtrusive.
He's a quiet man, and people rarely notice him.
synonyms:
restrained, reticent, unobtrusive
antonyms:
boisterous, obstreperous, vivacious
similar words:
composed, inactive, inconspicuous, low-key, modest, patient, reserved, retiring, sedate, shy, sober, taciturn, temperate, thin
definition 7: not busy; inactive.
The shop has been quiet today, but business should pick up tomorrow.
synonyms:
inactive, slow
antonyms:
busy, lively
similar words:
dead, dormant, idle, lethargic, passive, quiescent, sleepy, sluggish
definition 8: not speaking; silent.
Will you please be quiet?
synonyms:
mum, mute, silent
similar words:
dumb, hushed, speechless, still, taciturn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quieted, quieting, quiets
definition 1: to make quiet.
Will you quiet your dog?
synonyms:
hush, shush, silence
similar words:
allay, calm, compose, gag, mellow, muffle, mute, muzzle, shut up, squelch, stifle, still
definition 2: to cause to become calm; restore peace to.
The police quieted the crowd.
synonyms:
calm
antonyms:
arouse, disquiet, excite
similar words:
allay, compose, hush, pacify, quell, settle, silence, still, subdue
definition 3: to relieve (someone's doubts, fears, suspicions, or the like).
The private detective's report quieted her suspicions.
synonyms:
allay, hush, relieve
similar words:
alleviate, assuage, calm, ease, gentle, pacify, quell, smooth, soothe, still
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become quiet (often fol. by down).
synonyms:
hush, subside
similar words:
calm, ease, lessen, lull, relax, settle, slacken, still
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: freedom from noise.
synonyms:
silence, soundlessness, still, stillness
similar words:
hush, peace
definition 2: freedom from turmoil or disturbance; calm.
synonyms:
calm, peace, still
antonyms:
bustle, disquiet, inquietude
similar words:
hush, repose, tranquillity
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derivations: quietly (adv.), quietness (n.)
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  • quietly:
    in a quiet way.
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