quietude

[ kwahy-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈkwaɪ ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

the state of being quiet; tranquillity; calmness; stillness; quiet.

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Origin of quietude

1590–1600; <Late Latin quiētudō, derivative of Latin quiētusquiet2; see -tude

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quietude

quietness, quietude
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British Dictionary definitions for quietude

quietude
/ (ˈkwaɪəˌtjuːd) /

noun

the state or condition of being quiet, peaceful, calm, or tranquil
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