quiet

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[ kwahy-it ]
/ ˈkwaɪ ɪt /

adjective, qui·et·er, qui·et·est.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become quiet (often followed by down).

Origin of quiet

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1350–1400; (adj.) Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere (see quiescent); (v.) Middle English quieten, partly derivative of the adj., partly < Late Latin quiētāre, derivative of quiētus. Cf. coy

OTHER WORDS FROM quiet

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quiet

quiescent quietquiet quit quitequietness quietude

synonym study for quiet

2. See still1.

Definition for quiet (2 of 2)

quiet2
[ kwahy-it ]
/ ˈkwaɪ ɪt /

noun

freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.: At least there's quiet here.
freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose: to live in quiet.
peace; peaceful condition of affairs.

Origin of quiet

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1300–50; Middle English quiet(e) (< Middle French quiete) < Latin quiēt- (stem of quiēs) rest, peace; akin to quiēscere (see quiescent)
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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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Idioms and Phrases with quiet

quiet

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