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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
quiet (noun)
the quality or state of being quiet - (see quiet) tranquillity
quiet (adjective)
1.
a) marked by little or no motion or activity - calm a quiet sea
b) - gentle easygoing a quiet temperament
c) not interfered with - quiet reading
d) enjoyed in peace and relaxation - a quiet cup of tea
2.
a) free from noise or uproar - still
b) - unobtrusive conservative quiet clothes
3.
- secluded a quiet nook
quiet (adverb)
in a quiet manner - an engine that runs quiet
quiet (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to cause to be quiet - calm
2.
intransitive verb
to make secure by freeing from or question - dispute quiet title to a property to become quiet - usually used with down
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
quiet (adjective)
1.
free from disturbing noise or uproar
SYNONIMS:
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
boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly ( wooly)
quiet (adjective)
2.
not excessively showy
SYNONIMS:
conservative, low-key ( 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 ( mousey); practical, sensible
NEAR ANTONYMS:
meretricious; graceless, inelegant, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy, vulgar; baroque, fancy, frilly, gilded ( gilt), ornate, rococo; overdecorated, overdone, overwrought
flamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, ostentatious, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank ( swanky)
quiet (adjective)
3.
free from storms or physical disturbance
SYNONIMS:
halcyon, hushed, lown, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubled
RELATED WORDS:
balmy, clement, equable, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny, windless
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blizzardy ( blizzardly), blustery, squally, windy; extreme, foul, intemperate, nasty, severe
agitated, angry, inclement, restless, rough, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, unquiet, unsettled
quiet (adjective)
4.
screened or sequestered from view
SYNONIMS:
cloistered, covert, hidden, isolated, quiet, remote, retired, secret, sheltered
RELATED WORDS:
lone, lonely, lonesome, reclusive, solitary; private
NEAR ANTONYMS:
obvious, visible; exposed
quiet (adjective)
5.
mostly or entirely without sound
SYNONIMS:
hushed, muted, noiseless, quiet, quieted, soundless, still, stilly
RELATED WORDS:
calm, peaceable, peaceful, serene, tranquil
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boisterous, clamorous, clangorous, clattering, clattery, raucous, rip-roaring, roaring, roistering, tumultuous
noisy, rackety, unquiet, uproarious
quiet (adjective)
6.
not loud in pitch or volume
SYNONIMS:
dull, gentle, low, quiet
RELATED 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, trumpetlike
blaring, blasting, booming, clamorous, clangorous, deafening, earsplitting, loud, overloud, piercing, plangent, resounding, ringing, roaring, sonorous, stentorian, thundering, thunderous
quiet (adverb)
without motion
SYNONIMS:
motionlessly, quiet, quietly
RELATED WORDS:
immovably; inactively
NEAR ANTONYMS:
movably
quiet (noun)
1.
a state of freedom from storm or disturbance
SYNONIMS:
calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity ( tranquility)
RELATED WORDS:
lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxedness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clamor, din, noise, racket
bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar
quiet (noun)
2.
the near or complete absence of sound
SYNONIMS:
hush, quiet, quietness, quietude, still, stillness
RELATED WORDS:
calm, lull, peace, peacefulness, tranquillity ( tranquility)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, din, hubbub, racket, rattle, roar, tumult, uproar
noise, sound, unquietness
quiet (verb)
1.
to become still and orderly
SYNONIMS:
calm (down), chill out, cool, hush, pipe down, settle (down)
RELATED WORDS:
dry up; relax, tranquilize ( tranquillize), unwind, zone out
cool it
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clown (around), fool around, horse around, monkey (around), show off, skylark
act up, carry on, cut up
quiet (verb)
2.
to free from distress or disturbance
SYNONIMS:
becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten, salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize ( tranquillize)
RELATED WORDS:
appease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work up
agitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex
quiet (verb)
3.
to stop the noise or speech of
SYNONIMS:
dumb, extinguish, hush, mute, quell, quiet, quieten, settle, shush, shut up, squelch, still
NEAR ANTONYMS:
agitate, stir
quiet (verb)
to stop talking
SYNONIMS:
belt up, clam up, dry up, dummy up, hush, pipe down, quiet (down)
RELATED WORDS:
calm (down), cool (down), settle (down); haw, hem
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pipe up, sound off, speak out, speak up, spout (off), talk up
speak, talk
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