Meaning of quiet

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To be quiet means you don’t make any noise. When you’re trying not to wake a sleeping lion, you will be quiet when you run by it.

The versatile quiet, which can be a noun, adjective, or verb (to quiet others), is one of those words that is best understood through its antonyms — loud or hectic. Let a marching band practice in your apartment, and you will long for a little quiet. Quiet is one of those words that thankfully follow the “i” before “e,” except after “c” spelling rule.

Definitions of quiet
  1. adjective

    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”
    Synonyms:

    unagitated

    not agitated or disturbed emotionally
    peaceable, peaceful

    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    quiescent

    marked by a state of tranquil repose
    untroubled

    free from turmoil or worries
    tame

    very restrained or quiet
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    unquiet

    characterized by unrest or disorder
    agitated

    troubled emotionally and usually deeply
    uneasy

    lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance
    disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent

    characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    squalling, squally

    characterized by short periods of noisy commotion
    wild

    marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
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  2. adjective

    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    “the
    quiet waters of a lagoon”
    synonyms:

    placid, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled

    calm

    (of weather) free from storm or wind
  3. adjective

    of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.

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    Antonyms:

    active

    (of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

  4. adjective

    not showy or obtrusive

    “clothes in
    quiet good taste”
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    restrained

    unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious

    not ostentatious
  5. noun

    a period of calm weather

    synonyms:

    lull

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    calmness

    an absence of strong winds or rain

  6. noun

    an untroubled state; free from disturbances

    synonyms:

    tranquility, tranquillity

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    order

    established customary state (especially of society)

  7. noun

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

    synonyms:

    placidity, repose, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity

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    ataraxia

    peace of mind
    type of:

    calm, calmness, composure, equanimity

    steadiness of mind under stress

  8. verb

    make calm or still

    quiet the dragons of worry and fear”
    synonyms:

    calm, calm down, lull, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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    agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on

    cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
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    lull

    calm by deception
    compose

    calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
    appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    assure, reassure

    cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
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    comfort, console, solace, soothe

    give moral or emotional strength to

  9. adverb

    with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet’ is a nonstandard variant for `quietly’)

    “sit here as
    quiet as you can”
    synonyms:

    quietly

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    unquietly

    with agitation or turbulence

  10. adjective

    free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound

    “a
    quiet audience at the concert”
    “the room was dark and
    quiet
    Synonyms:

    inaudible, unhearable

    impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear
    soft

    (of sound) relatively low in volume
    noiseless

    making no sound
    silent, soundless, still

    marked by absence of sound
    stilly

    (poetic) still or calm
    tiptoe

    walking on the tips of ones’s toes so as to make no noise
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    Antonyms:

    noisy

    full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
    cacophonic, cacophonous

    having an unpleasant sound
    loud

    characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
    blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous

    conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    abuzz, buzzing

    noisy like the sound of a bee
    clanging, clangorous

    having a loud resonant metallic sound
    clanking

    having a hard nonresonant metallic sound
    clattery

    a rattling sound as of hard things striking together
    creaky, screaky

    having a rasping or grating sound
    rackety, rip-roaring, uproarious

    uncontrollably noisy
    reedy, wheezy

    having a tone of a reed instrument
    stertorous

    of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
    swishy

    resembling a sustained `sh’ or soft whistle
    thundering

    sounding like thunder
    whirring

    like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings
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  11. adjective

    in a softened tone

    “a
    quiet reprimand”
    synonyms:

    hushed, muted, subdued

    soft

    (of sound) relatively low in volume
  12. noun

    the absence of sound

    “the street was
    quiet
    synonyms:

    silence

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    sound

    the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
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    hush, still, stillness

    (poetic) tranquil silence
    speechlessness

    the property of being speechless
    quietness, soundlessness

    the property of making no sound
    noiselessness

    the property of making no noise
    type of:

    sound property

    an attribute of sound

  13. verb

    become quiet or quieter

    synonyms:

    hush, pipe down, quiesce, quiet down, quieten

    hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still

    cause to be quiet or not talk
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    Antonyms:

    louden

    become louder
    louden

    cause to become loud
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    change intensity

    increase or decrease in intensity

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