quietude


qui·etude

noun \ˈkwī-ə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

: the state of being quiet or calm

Full Definition of QUIETUDE

:  a quiet state :  repose

Examples of QUIETUDE

  1. <after his tantrum, the toddler lapsed into an exhausted quietude and fell asleep>
  2. <the quietude of the early morning was broken only by the occasional chirping of birds>

Origin of QUIETUDE

Middle French, from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus
First Known Use: 1597

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