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quietude

[kwahy-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the state of being quiet; tranquillity; calmness; stillness; quiet.
Origin of quietude
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin quiētudō, derivative of Latin quiētus quiet2; see -tude
Can be confused
quietness, quietude.
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quietude

/ˈkwaɪəˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being quiet, peaceful, calm, or tranquil
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Word Origin and History for quietude
n.

1590s, from Middle French quiétude (c.1500) or directly from Late Latin quietudo, from Latin quietus (see quiet (n.)).

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