Variant of quiet
- still; calm; motionless
- not noisy; hushed: a quiet motor
- not speaking; silent
- not agitated, as in motion; gentle: a quiet sea
- not easily excited or disturbed: a quiet disposition
- not ostentatious or pretentious: quiet furnishings
- not forward; unobtrusive: a quiet manner
- secluded: a quiet den
- peaceful and relaxing: a quiet evening at home
- Commerce not busy: a quiet day on the stock exchange
Origin: ME quiete < OFr < L quietus, pp. of quiescere, to become quiet < quies (gen. quietis), rest < IE base *kweye-, to rest > while
- a quiet state or condition; calmness, stillness, inactivity, freedom from noise, etc.
- a quiet or peaceful quality; freedom from turmoil or agitation
- to make quiet; calm or pacify, bring to rest, etc.
- to allay (fear, doubt, etc.)
- Law to make (a title) unassailable by freeing the fact of ownership from interference, disturbance, or question
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