quiet

quiet
quiet [adj1] without or with little sound buttoned up*, clammed up*, close, closemouthed, could hear a pin drop*, dumb, hushed, hushful, inaudible, low, low-pitched, muffled, mute, muted, noiseless, not saying boo*, peaceful, quiescent, quieted, reserved, reticent, secretive, silent, soft, soundless, speechless, still, stilled, taciturn, tight-lipped*, uncommunicative, unexpressed, unspeaking, unuttered, whist; concepts 592,594 —Ant. boisterous, clamorous, loud, noisy quiet [adj2] calm, peaceful collected, contented, docile, fixed, gentle, halcyon, hushed, inactive, isolated, level, meek, mild, motionless, pacific, placid, private, remote, reserved, restful, retired, secluded, secret, sedate, sequestered, serene, shy, smooth, stable, stagnant, still, tranquil, unanxious, undisturbed, unexcited, unfrequented, unruffled, untroubled; concepts 401,583,584,705 —Ant. agitated, troubled quiet [adj3] simple, unobtrusive conservative, homely, inobtrusive, modest, plain, restrained, sober, subdued, tasteful, unassuming, unpretentious; concept 589 —Ant. complex, complicated, intricate, obtrusive quiet [n] calmness, silence calm, cessation, dead air*, ease, hush, lull, noiselessness, peace, quietness, quietude, relaxation, repose, rest, serenity, soundlessness, speechlessness, still, stillness, stop, termination, tranquillity; concepts 65,315,592,673,705 —Ant. clamor, clangor, loudness, noise quiet [v] make silent, calm allay, ameliorate, appease, assuage, becalm, button one’s lip*, calm down, can it, choke, clam up*, compose, console, cool it*, cool out*, dummy up*, fix up, gag, gratify, hold it down, hush, ice*, inactivate, lull, moderate, mollify, muffle, muzzle, pacify, palliate, patch things up*, please, quieten, reconcile, relax, satisfy, settle, shush, shut up, silence, slack, smooth, soften, soft-pedal*, soothe, square, squash, squelch, still, stroke, subdue, take the bite out of*, tranquilize; concepts 126,244,266 —Ant. turn up

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  • Quiet — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quiet — quiet, quiète [ kjɛ, kjɛt ] adj. • XIIIe; lat. quietus ♦ Vx Paisible, tranquille. ⇒ 2. calme. « Il referma la porte de l air le plus quiet » (A. Gide). ⊗ CONTR. Inquiet. ● quiet, quiète adjectif (latin quietus) Littéraire. Paisible : Mener une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quiet — [kwī′ət] adj. [ME quiete < OFr < L quietus, pp. of quiescere, to become quiet < quies (gen. quietis), rest < IE base * kweye , to rest > WHILE] 1. still; calm; motionless 2. a) not noisy; hushed [a quiet motor] b) not speaking;… …   English World dictionary

  • Quiet — Qui et, n. [L. quies, etis. See {Quiet}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet. [1913 Webster] 2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quiet — qui‧et [ˈkwaɪət] adjective 1. if business, a market etc is quiet, there are not many customers or there is not much activity: • August is a quiet time of year for the retail trade. • The market has been quiet this morning. 2. quiet enjoyment LAW… …   Financial and business terms

  • quiet — quiet, quieten As a verb, quiet has been used transitively (with an object) since the 16c in the meaning ‘to make (someone or something) quiet’, and is still in use in this sense: • The unexpectedness of this departure from the routine at first… …   Modern English usage

  • quiet — ► ADJECTIVE (quieter, quietest) 1) making little or no noise. 2) free from activity, disturbance, or excitement. 3) without being disturbed or interrupted: a quiet drink. 4) discreet, moderate, or restrained. 5) (of a person) tranquil and… …   English terms dictionary

  • Quiet — may refer to:* Quiet (John Scofield album), a jazz album * Silence, a relative or total lack of sound * Quiet (The Smashing Pumpkins song) * Quiet game, a children s game where children must stay quiet and still, on fear of punishment * QUIET… …   Wikipedia

  • Quiet — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quiet — qui·et 1 adj: free from disturbance, interference, or dispute (as from an adverse claim) quiet enjoyment of property quiet 2 vt: to establish or make (title) secure by means of an action that produces a final determination of the respective… …   Law dictionary

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