quieter, n.quietly, adv.quietness, n.
/kwuy"it/, adj., quieter, quietest, v.
1. making no noise or sound, esp. no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.
2. free, or comparatively free, from noise: a quiet street.
3. silent: Be quiet!
4. restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little: a quiet person.
5. free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful: a quiet life.
6. being at rest.
7. refraining or free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity: a quiet Sunday afternoon.
8. making no disturbance or trouble; not turbulent; peaceable: The factions remained quiet for twenty years.
9. motionless or moving very gently: quiet waters.
10. free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.; mentally peaceful: a quiet conscience.
11. said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way: a quiet reproach; a quiet admonition.
12. not showy or obtrusive; subdued: quiet colors.
13. not busy or active: The stock market was quiet last week.
14. to make quiet.
15. to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify: to quiet a crying baby.
16. to calm mentally, as a person.
17. to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.).
18. to silence.
19. to become quiet (often fol. by down).
[1350-1400; (adj.) ME ( < MF) < L quietus, ptp. of quiescere (see QUIESCENT); (v.) ME quieten, partly deriv. of the adj., partly < LL quietare, deriv. of quietus. Compare coy]
Syn. 2. See still1. 5. calm, serene. 9. unmoving. 14. still, hush, silence. 15, 17. lull, soothe.
Ant. 2. noisy. 5. perturbed. 9. active.
/kwuy"it/, n.
1. freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.: At least there's quiet here.
2. freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose: to live in quiet.
3. peace; peaceful condition of affairs.
[1300-50; ME quiet(e) ( < MF quiete) < L quiet- (s. of quies) rest, peace; akin to quiescere (see QUIESCENT)]
Syn. 1. silence. 2. calm, stillness.
Ant. 1. noise. 2. disturbance.

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