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quiet

noun

1 quiet

A period of calm weather.

synonym: lull.

Roget 174: moderation, lenity etc. 740; temperateness, gentleness etc. adj.; sobriety; quiet; mental calmness etc. (inexcitability) 826.    ... show more

Polish: cisza, spokój



2 quiet

An untroubled state; free from disturbances.

synonyms: tranquility, tranquillity.

Dutch: otium, rust
Polish: cisza

3 quiet

The absence of sound:
— The street was quiet.

synonym: silence.

Dutch: antigeluid, rust, stilte
Polish: cichość, cisza

4 quiet

A disposition free from stress or emotion.

synonyms: placidity, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity.

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... show more

Roget 826: inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability; even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion; tolerance, patience, coolth [Coll.].    passiveness etc. (physical inertness) 172; hebetude, ... show more

verb

1 quiet

Become quiet or quieter.

synonyms: hush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet down, quieten.

Dutch: verstillen

2 quiet

Make calm or still:
— Quiet the dragons of worry and fear.

synonyms: calm, calm down, lull, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize.

Roget 616: dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate.    disincline, indispose, shake, stagger; dispirit; discourage, dishearten; ... show more

Roget 174: be moderate etc. adj.; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.    moderate, soften, mitigate, ... show more

adjective

1 quiet

Characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity.

Roget 685: leisure, leisurely; slow etc. 275; deliberate, quiet, calm, undisturbed; at leisure, at one's ease, at loose ends, at a loose end.   

Polish: cichy

2 quiet

Free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound.

Polish: cichy

3 quiet

Not showy or obtrusive:
— Clothes in quiet good taste.

synonym: restrained.

4 quiet

In a softened tone:
— A quiet reprimand.

synonyms: hushed, muted, subdued.

Polish: spokojniutki, spokojny

5 quiet

of a body of water Free from disturbance by heavy waves:
— The quiet waters of a lagoon.

synonyms: placid, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled.

Roget 265: quiescent, still; motionless, moveless; fixed; stationary; immotile; at rest at a stand, at a standstill, at anchor; stock, still; standing still etc. ... show more

Roget 174: moderate; lenient etc. 740; gentle, mild, mellow; cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured; tempered etc. ... show more

6 quiet

of the sun Characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots.

adverb

1 quiet

With little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly'):
— Her hands rested quietly in her lap.
— The rock star was quietly led out the back door.
— Sit here as quiet as you can.

synonym: quietly.


Moby thesaurus: Attic, Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, abate, aesthetic, allay, appease, arrange, arrangement, array, artistic, asleep, at peace, at rest, ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, back-door, backstairs, backward ... show more.

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