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  Definition of quiet
  1. a disposition free from stress or emotion
  2. the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
  3. an untroubled state; free from disturbances
  4. a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
  5. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
  6. become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
  7. of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
  8. 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"; "unruf
  9. without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times"
  10. in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
  11. not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
  12. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
  13. 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"
  14. 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"
Similar Words: repose, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility, silence, lull, calm, calm down, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, still, hush, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down, placid, tranquil, unruffled, hushed, muted, subdued, restrained, quietly

 

See Also: inaudible, unhearable, soft, peaceful, tame, unagitated

 

Hyponyms: ataraxia, hush, stillness, still, speechlessness, quietness, soundlessness, lull, compose, pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle, reassure, assure

 

Grouped Verbs: hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up

 

Derivational Morphology: calm, calm down, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still, hush, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down, silence, shut up, hush up, stillness, letup, tranquilizer, tranquillizer, tranquilliser, antianxiety agent, ataractic drug, ataractic agent, ataractic, repose, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility

 

Anagrams: quite

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: calmar and quiet, tranquil and silenciós   Chinese: 安靜  
Dutch: kalmeren and rustig and stil and zwijgzaam   Esperanto: trankvila  
Finnish: hiljainen and hiljentyä   French: calme and s'apaiser and silencieux and tranquille  
German: ruhig and still   Greek: ήρεμος and ήσυχος  
Hungarian: csendes   Irish: ciunas  
Italian: calmare and calmo and quieto   Japanese: 静か  
Korean: 조용한   Norwegian: rolig and stille and tystne  
Portuguese: calada and quieta and quieto and silenciar   Russian: спокойный and тихий and успокаиваться  
Spanish: calmar and quieto and reservado and tranquilo   Swedish: lugn and tyst and tystna  
Telugu: నిశ్శబ్దం and ప్రశాంతం and మౌనం  
 
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