HyperDic: quiet

English > 13 senses of the word quiet:
ADJECTIVEallquietcharacterized by an absence or near absence of agitation / agitation / agitation or activity
allquietfree of noise or uproar
allquiet, restrainednot showy or obtrusive
allquiet, hushed, muted, subduedin a softened tone
allquiet, placid, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
allquietof the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
NOUNstatequiet, lulla period of calm weather
statequiet, tranquillity, tranquilityan untroubled state
attributequiet, silencethe absence of sound
attributequiet, repose, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilitya disposition free from stress or emotion
ADVERBallquiet, quietlywith little or no activity or no agitation / agitation / agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly')
VERBperceptionquiet, quieten, hush, quiesce, quiet down, pipe downbecome quiet or quieter
emotionquiet, calm, calm down, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
quiet > pronunciation
Soundskway'aht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > quiet: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by an absence or near absence of agitation / agitation / agitation or activity.
Examples
  • "a quiet life"
  • "a quiet throng of onlookers"
  • "quiet peace-loving people"
  • "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
Narrowerquiescentmarked by a state of tranquil repose
untroubledFree from turmoil or worries
See alsopeaceful, peaceablenot disturbed by strife / strife or turmoil or war
tameVery restrained or quiet
unagitatednot agitated or disturbed emotionally
untroublednot beset by troubles or disturbance or distress
OppositeunquietCharacterized by unrest or disorder
Spanishtranquilo
Nounsquietnessa state of peace and quiet
Adverbsquietlywith little or no activity or no agitation / agitation / agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly')
English > quiet: 13 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFree of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound.
Examples
  • "a quiet audience at the concert"
  • "the room was dark and quiet"
Narrowernoiselessmaking no sound
silent, soundless, stillmarked by absence of sound
stilly(poetic) still or calm
tiptoewalking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise
See alsoinaudible, unhearableimpossible to hear
soft(of sound) relatively low in volume
OppositenoisyFull of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
Spanishcalmo, pacífico, quieto, silencioso, silente, suave, tranquilo
Catalanquiet, silenciós, tranquil
Nounsquietnessthe property of making no sound
Adverbsquietlywith little or no sound
English > quiet: 13 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot showy or obtrusive.
Example"clothes in quiet good taste"
Synonymrestrained
Broaderunostentatious, unpretentious, unpretendingnot ostentatious
Spanishsobrio
English > quiet: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIn a softened tone.
Example "a quiet reprimand"
Synonymshushed, muted, subdued
Broadersoft(of sound) relatively low in volume
Spanishapagado, callado
English > quiet: 13 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves.
Example "the quiet waters of a lagoon"
Synonymsplacid, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled
Broadercalm(of weather) free from storm or wind
Spanishapacible, calmado, calmo, plácido, quieto, sereno, sosegado, tranquilo
Catalanassossegat, calmat, plàcid, quiet, serè, tranquil
Nounsquietnessa state of peace and quiet
English > quiet: 13 senses > adjective 6
MeaningOf the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g..
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
Oppositeactive(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
English > quiet: 13 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA period of calm weather.
Synonymlull
BroadercalmnessAn absence of strong winds or rain
English > quiet: 13 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn untroubled state; free from disturbances.
Synonymstranquillity, tranquility
BroaderorderEstablished customary state (especially of society)
Spanishpaz, tranquilidad
Catalantranquil·litat
English > quiet: 13 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe absence of sound.
Example "the street was quiet"
Synonymsilence
Narrowerhush, stillness, still(poetic) tranquil silence
quietness, soundlessnessThe property of making no sound
speechlessnessThe property of being speechless
Broadersound propertyAn attribute of sound
OppositesoundThe particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
Spanishsilencio
Catalansilenci
Verbsquietbecome quiet or quieter
English > quiet: 13 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA disposition free from stress or emotion.
Synonymsrepose, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility
Narrowerataraxiapeace of mind
Broadercomposure, calm, calmness, equanimitysteadiness of mind under stress
Spanishcalma, placidez, serenidad, sosiego, tranquilidad
Catalanassossec, calma, serenitat, tranquil·litat
Verbsquietmake calm or still
English > quiet: 13 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith little or no activity or no agitation / agitation / agitation ('quiet' is a nonstandard variant for 'quietly').
Examples
  • "her hands rested quietly in her lap"
  • "the rock star was quietly led out the back door"
  • "sit here as quiet as you can"
Synonymquietly
OppositeunquietlyWith agitation / agitation / agitation / agitation / agitation or turbulence
Spanishcalladamente, pacíficamente, silenciosamente, tranquilamente
English > quiet: 13 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningBecome quiet or quieter.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsquieten, hush, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down
Broaderchange intensityincrease / increase or decrease in intensity
OppositeloudenBecome louder
Similar tohush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush upCause to be quiet or not talk / talk
Spanishapaciguarse, callarse, callar, calmar, serenarse, sosegar, tranquilizarse
Catalanapaivagar-se, apaivagar, asserenar-se, callar, calmar-se, calmar, fer mutis, tranquil·litzar-se
Nounsquietthe absence of sound
English > quiet: 13 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningmake calm or still.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to quiet Sue
Example"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
Synonymscalm, calm down, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
Narrowercomposecalm (someone, especially oneself)
lullcalm by deception
pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleCause to be more favorably inclined
reassure, assureCause to feel sure
Broadercomfort, soothe, console, solaceGive moral or emotional strength to
Oppositeagitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upCause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Spanishaquietar, callar, calmar, serenar, tranquilizar
Catalanaquietar, asserenar, calmar, tranquil·litzar
Nounsquieta disposition free from stress or emotion

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