Definition and Meanings for quiet

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Quiet is ranked 13,558 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of quiet

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of quiet

l. quietus, p. p. pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest, and prob. to e. while, n. see while, and cf. coy, a., quiesce, quietus, quit, a., quite, requiem l. quies, -etis. see quiet, a.pos

Meaning of quiet


as adjective, comparative, superlative, adjective, adjective

  • in a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.
  • free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
  • not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience.
  • not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
  • not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.

as noun, adjective

  • the quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
  • freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
  • to calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.

as intransitive verb

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