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quiet

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiet

  1. 1 free from disturbing noise or uproar <left the din of the rock concert and went to a quiet restaurant where we could hear one another talk> Synonyms arcadian, calm, hushed, peaceful, placid, restful, serene, still, stilly, tranquil Related Words noiseless, silent, soundless; mute, speechless, wordless; dead, motionless, quiescent; muffled, muted, quieted; dull, gentle, low, soft; ultraquiet Near Antonyms crazy, tempestuous, wild; blaring, blasting, booming, earsplitting, piercing, roaring, thundering, thunderous Antonyms boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly (also wooly)

  2. 2 not excessively showy <she decided that it would be best to wear a quiet business suit to the job interview> Synonyms conservative, low-key (also low-keyed), muted, repressed, restrained, sober, subdued, toned-down, understated, unflashy, unpretentious Related Words appropriate, becoming, fit, fitting, proper, suitable; modest, plain, simple, unadorned, undecorated; inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; graceful, handsome, refined, tasteful; drab, mousy (or mousey); practical, sensible Near Antonyms meretricious; graceless, inelegant, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy, vulgar; baroque, fancy, frilly, gilded (or gilt), ornate, rococo; overdecorated, overdone, overwrought Antonyms flamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, ostentatious, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)

  3. 3 free from storms or physical disturbance <a quiet interlude as the eye of the storm passed over us> Synonyms halcyon, hushed, lown [dialect], peaceful, placid, calm, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubledRelated Words balmy, clement, equable, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny, windlessNear Antonyms blizzardy (also blizzardly), blustery, squally, windy; extreme, foul, intemperate, nasty, severeAntonyms agitated, angry, inclement, restless, rough, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, unquiet, unsettled

  4. 4 screened or sequestered from view <a quiet little house set far back from the street> Synonyms cloistered, covert, hidden, isolated, secluded, remote, retired, secret, shelteredRelated Words lone, lonely, lonesome, reclusive, solitary; privateNear Antonyms obvious, visible; exposed

  5. 5 mostly or entirely without sound <a diver who loves to retreat to the quiet world beneath the surface of the sea> Synonyms hushed, muted, noiseless, silent, quieted, soundless, still, stillyRelated Words calm, peaceable, peaceful, serene, tranquilNear Antonyms boisterous, clamorous, clangorous, clattering, clattery, raucous, rip-roaring, roaring, roistering, tumultuousAntonyms noisy, rackety, unquiet, uproarious

  6. 6 not loud in pitch or volume <quiet music is generally more relaxing> Synonyms dull, gentle, low, softRelated Words dead, silent, still; calm, dreamy, hushed, peaceful, restful, serene, soothing, stilly, tranquil; muffled, muted, softened, toned (down)Near Antonyms brazen, crashing, dinning, discordant, noisy, obstreperous, raucous, rip-roaring, vociferous; grating, harsh, shrill, squealing, strident; clarion, clear, trumpetlikeAntonyms blaring, blasting, booming, clamorous, clangorous, deafening, earsplitting, loud, overloud, piercing, plangent, resounding, ringing, roaring, sonorous, stentorian, thundering, thunderous




quiet

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiet

  1. without motion <lie quiet and no one will guess you're hiding under the bed> Synonyms motionlessly, still, quietlyRelated Words immovably; inactivelyNear Antonyms movably




quiet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiet

  1. 1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <sailors enjoying the quiet of a clear evening at sea> Synonyms calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, calm, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Related Words lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxednessNear Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  2. 2 the near or complete absence of sound <new parents appreciating the blessed quiet that comes when their baby finally falls asleep> Synonyms hush, silence, quietness, quietude, still, stillnessRelated Words calm, lull, peace, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Near Antonyms babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, din, hubbub, racket, rattle, roar, tumult, uproarAntonyms noise, sound, unquietness




quiet

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quiet

  1. 1 to become still and orderly <the museum docent told the rowdy youngsters to quiet down for the tour> Synonyms calm (down), chill out [slang], cool, hush, pipe down, settle (down) Related Words dry up; relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize), unwind, zone out Phrases cool it Near Antonyms clown (around), fool around, horse around, monkey (around), show off, skylark Antonyms act up, carry on, cut up

  2. 2 to free from distress or disturbance <quiet a crying toddler with candy> Synonyms becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, calm, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Related Words appease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefyNear Antonyms aggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work upAntonyms agitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex

  3. 3 to stop the noise or speech of <the nanny could quiet unruly children with just a look> Synonyms dumb, extinguish, hush, mute, quell, silence, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, squelch, stillNear Antonyms agitate, stir




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