- the state of being quiet; tranquillity; calmness; stillness; quiet.
Origin of quietude
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Examples from the Web for quietude
Before him was smiling country, streaming with sunshine, lazy with quietude.
He felt a vacancy in him, a need for the hush and quietude of the stream and the cave in the cliff.
From the night of the 8th to the morning of the 11th there was an interval of quietude.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
She improved in the quietude and restfulness of that beloved place.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
And this time, following the hush, it seemed to exercise the devil of quietude.
- the state or condition of being quiet, peaceful, calm, or tranquil
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Word Origin and History for quietude
1590s, from Middle French quiétude (c.1500) or directly from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus (see quiet (n.)).
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