Definitions for: Quiet


[n] a disposition free from stress or emotion
[n] the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
[n] an untroubled state; free from disturbances
[n] a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
[adv] with little or no activity or especially agitation; "her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in"sit here as quiet as you can")
[adj] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
[adj] free from disturbance; "a 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"
[adj] without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid existence"; "quiet times"
[adj] in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
[adj] not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste"
[adj] free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
[adj] characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[v] become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"



Webster (1913) Definition: Qui"et, a. [Compar. Quieter; superl. Quietest.] [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.]
1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or
agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.

They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the
morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. --Judg.
xvi. 2.

2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.

3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled;
as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. `` So quiet and so
sweet a style.'' --Shak.

That son, who on the quiet state of man Such trouble
brought. --Milton.

4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not
turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.

The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. --1 Pet.
iii. 4.

I will sit as quiet as a lamb. --Shak.

5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention;
undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet
movement.

Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested;
undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek;
contented.


Qui"et, n. [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]
1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an
hour or a time of quiet.

2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness;
tranquillity; peace; security.

And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet. --Milton.

At quiet, still; peaceful.

In quiet, quietly. `` I will depart in quiet.'' --Shak.

Out of quiet, disturbed; restless. [Obs.] ``She is much out
of quiet.'' --Shak.


Qui"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Quieting.]
1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest,
or of silence.

2. 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.

Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace. --Shak.


Qui"et, v. i.
To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be
soon quieted down.

Synonyms: calm, calm, calm down, catlike, dreamy, hush, hushed, lull, lull, muted, noiseless, pipe down, placid, placidity, quiesce, quiescent, quiet down, quieten, quieten, quietly, relaxing, repose, reposeful, restful, restrained, serenity, silence, silent, slumberous, slumbrous, soft, soundless, still, still, stilly, subdued, tiptoe, tranquil, tranquility, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillity, tranquillity, tranquillize, uneventful, unostentatious, unpretentious, unruffled, untroubled

Antonyms: active, agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, louden, noisy, rouse, sound, turn on, unquiet, unquietly

See Also: appease, assuage, assure, ataraxia, calm, calmness, calmness, change intensity, comfort, compose, composure, conciliate, console, equanimity, gentle, gruntle, hush, inaudible, lenify, mollify, order, pacify, peaceful, placate, quietness, reassure, solace, soothe, sound property, soundlessness, speechlessness, still, stillness, tame, unagitated, undisturbed, unhearable

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Famous Quotes Containing Quiet:


The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

-- Euripides (Greek Poet)

It was so quiet that morning in Paris that the heels of my two companions and myself were loud on the deserted pavements. It was a city of shuttered shops, and barred windows, and deserted avenues.

-- Philip Gibbs (British Journalist)

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.

-- Saint Augustine ( Saint)

I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.

-- Harry Nilsson (American Musician)

When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.

-- William Temple ( -)

I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way.

-- Josh Hartnett ( Actor)

Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions.

-- Edward Coke (English Businessman)

I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way.

-- Andy Goldsworthy (British Artist)

So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.

-- Kathy Mattea (American Musician)

I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all.

-- Greg Kinnear (American Actor)

Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away.

-- Anaxagoras (Greek Philosopher)

People are never quiet. It's go, go, go. I'm a go-getter, but you need rest and silence, just to sit around and think about things.

-- Dana Hill (American Actress)

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.

-- Arthur Henderson (British Politician)

I own property in a quiet little town of Pennsylvania.

-- Davy Jones (English Musician)

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

-- Bertrand Russell (British Philosopher)

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

-- Joseph Addison (English Writer)

A quiet impression could be a personal instruction from the Lord. It is personal and private. It comes from the Lord. Why is it important to keep sacred writings private? Because then He will give us more.

-- Richard G. Scott (American Clergyman)

I kept quiet for eight years. I did not want to hurt the church.

-- Jessica Hahn (American Celebrity)

Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word.

-- Mac Davis (American Musician)

A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention.

-- Bill Budge (American Businessman)

I think there is a very quiet power in things that are not on screen.

-- Guillermo del Toro (Mexican Director)

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

-- Queen Victoria (British Royalty)

If you were to look back at me as a school kid you'd see a very quiet little church mouse kind of character.

-- Johnny Rotten (English Musician)

I talk too quiet, and I have to yell on stage.

-- Clea Duvall (American Actress)

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

-- Blaise Pascal (French Philosopher)

I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.

-- Bobby McFerrin (American Musician)

I was a shy, quiet kid. I was happiest playing by myself with my toys, rather than hanging around people.

-- Christian Slater (American Actor)

Peter remained very quiet and shy, but when he spoke it made sense.

-- Jonathan King (English Musician)

I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world.

-- Julia Gardiner Tyler (American First Lady)

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.

-- Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish Diplomat)

I've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means.

-- Sarah McLachlan (Canadian Musician)

I've got to start listening to those quiet, nagging doubts.

-- Bill Watterson (American Cartoonist)

I've got time, I hope, to make lots of quiet records. So quiet you won't be able to hear them.

-- Evan Dando (American Musician)

So, one of the things I was doing with the aliens in The Quiet Invasion was creating that advanced society which had ideas about morality and proper use of natural resources that were radically different from ours, as the Europeans were from the American Indians.

-- Sarah Zettel (American Author)

As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.

-- John Donne (British Poet)


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