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OPPOSITES FOR quiet

2 noisy.
5 perturbed.
9 active.
20 noise.
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Origin of quiet

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English adjective quiet(e), quite, from Old French quiet, quiete, and Latin quiētus, past participle of quiescere “to rest, rest in sleep, rest from toil”; Middle English verb quieten, partly derivative of the adjective, partly from Late Latin quiētāre “to calm,” derivative of quiētus; see also coy, quiescent

synonym study for quiet

2. See still1.

OTHER WORDS FROM quiet

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quiet

1. quiescent, quiet 2. quiet , quit, quite3. quietness , quietude
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How to use quiet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for quiet

quiet
/ (ˈkwaɪət) /

adjective
noun
the state of being silent, peaceful, or untroubled
on the quiet without other people knowing; secretly
verb
a less common word for quieten

Derived forms of quiet

quietness, noun

Word Origin for quiet

C14: from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere to rest, from quiēs repose, rest
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Other Idioms and Phrases with quiet

quiet

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