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English adjective: quiet

1. quiet characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity


SamplesA quiet life.
A quiet throng of onlookers.
Quiet peace-loving people.
The factions remained quiet for almost 10 years.


Similarquiescent, untroubled


See alsopeaceable, peaceful, tame, unagitated


Antonymsunquiet

2. quiet free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound


SamplesA quiet audience at the concert.
The room was dark and quiet.


Similarnoiseless, silent, soundless, still, stilly, tiptoe


See alsoinaudible, soft, unhearable


Antonymsnoisy

3. quiet not showy or obtrusive


SamplesClothes in quiet good taste.


Synonymsrestrained


Similarunostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious


Antonymsostentatious, pretentious

4. quiet in a softened tone


SamplesHushed voices.
Muted trumpets.
A subdued whisper.
A quiet reprimand.


Synonymshushed, muted, subdued


Similarsoft


Antonymsloud

5. quiet (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves


SamplesA 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.
Unruffled water.


Synonymsplacid, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled


Similarcalm


Antonymsstormy

6. quiet of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsactive


English noun: quiet

1. quiet (state) a period of calm weather


SamplesThere was a lull in the storm.


Synonymslull


Broader (hypernym)calmness

2. quiet (state) an untroubled state; free from disturbances


Synonymstranquility, tranquillity


Broader (hypernym)order

3. quiet (attribute) the absence of sound


SamplesHe needed silence in order to sleep.
The street was quiet.


Synonymssilence


Broader (hypernym)sound property


Narrower (hyponym)hush, quietness, soundlessness, speechlessness, still, stillness


Antonymssound

4. quiet (attribute) a disposition free from stress or emotion


Synonymsplacidity, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity


Broader (hypernym)calm, calmness, composure, equanimity


Narrower (hyponym)ataraxia


English adverb: quiet

1. quiet with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')


SamplesHer hands rested quietly in her lap.
The rock star was quietly led out the back door.
Sit here as quiet as you can.


Synonymsquietly


Antonymsunquietly


English verb: quiet

1. quiet (perception) become quiet or quieter


SamplesThe audience fell silent when the speaker entered.


Synonymshush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet down, quieten


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change intensity


Verb grouphush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still


Antonymslouden

2. quiet (emotion) make calm or still


SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to quiet Sue


Synonymscalm, calm down, lull, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)appease, assuage, assure, compose, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, placate, reassure


Antonymscharge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge









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