Quite meaning

kwīt
Actually; really.

I'm quite positive about it.

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To a degree; rather.

Quite soon; quite tasty.

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Completely; entirely.

Are you quite convinced yet?

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To the greatest extent; completely.

Quite alone; not quite finished.

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Quite is defined as completely or entirely, or to an extreme.

An example of quite is nearly finished.

An example of quite is very, very large.

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Really; truly; positively.

Quite the best view available.

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To some, or a considerable, degree or extent; very or fairly.

Quite warm outside.

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To the greatest extent or degree; completely, entirely.
  • With verbs, especially past participles. [from 14th c.].
  • With prepositional phrases and spatial adverbs. [from 15th c.].
  • With predicative adjectives. [from 15th c.].
  • With attributive adjectives, following an (especially indefinite) article; chiefly as expressing contrast, difference etc. [from 16th c.].
  • Preceding nouns introduced by the indefinite article. Chiefly in negative constructions. [from 16th c.].
  • With adverbs of manner. [from 17th c.].
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In a fully justified sense; truly, perfectly, actually.
  • Coming before the indefinite article and an attributive adjective. (Now largely merged with moderative senses, below.) [from 17th c.].
  • With plain adjectives, past participles, and adverbs. [from 18th c.].
  • Coming before the definite article and an attributive superlative. [from 18th c.].
  • Before a noun preceded by an indefinite article; now often with ironic implications that the noun in question is particularly noteworthy or remarkable. [from 18th c.].
  • Before a noun preceded by the definite article. [from 18th c.].
  • (now rare) With prepositional or adverbial phrases. [from 18th c.].
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To a moderate extent or degree; somewhat, rather. [from 19th c.]
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(chiefly UK) Indicates agreement; "exactly so".
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(bullfighting) A series of passes made with the cape to distract the bull.
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Origin of quite

Middle English from quite clear, free from Old French from Latin quiētus freed quiet