quietude

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. quiet revolution,
  2. quiet sun,
  3. quieten,
  4. quietism,
  5. quietly,
  6. quietus,
  7. quiff,
  8. quill,
  9. quill driver,
  10. quill pen

Origin of quietude

1590–1600; < Late Latin quiētudō, derivative of Latin quiētus quiet2; see -tude

Can be confusedquietness 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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Word Origin and History for quietude

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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