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quiet

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 4)

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

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3 free from storms or physical disturbance
  • a quiet interlude as the eye of the storm passed over us

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4 screened or sequestered from view
  • a quiet little house set far back from the street

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5 mostly or entirely without sound
  • a diver who loves to retreat to the quiet world beneath the surface of the sea

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quiet

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of quiet (Entry 2 of 4)

without motion
  • lie quiet and no one will guess you're hiding under the bed

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quiet

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of quiet (Entry 3 of 4)

1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance
  • sailors enjoying the quiet of a clear evening at sea

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2 the near or complete absence of sound
  • new parents appreciating the blessed quiet that comes when their baby finally falls asleep

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quiet

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of quiet (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to become still and orderly
  • the museum docent told the rowdy youngsters to quiet down for the tour

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2 to free from distress or disturbance
  • quiet a crying toddler with candy

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3 to stop the noise or speech of
  • the nanny could quiet unruly children with just a look

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The first known use of quiet was in the 14th century

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“Quiet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quietest. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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