What is the meaning of quiet?




  • Characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity.
    • usage: "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
  • Free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound.
    • usage: "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
  • Not showy or obtrusive.
    • usage: "clothes in quiet good taste"
  • In a softened tone.
    • usage: "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
  • Of a body of water. ( free from disturbance by heavy waves)
    • usage: "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"
  • Of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e. G..


  • With little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly'. )
    • usage: "her hands rested quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can"
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APAWordNet. (2010). quiet. Retrieved January 16, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/quiet/definitions/1181814
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