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Definition 1: a disposition free from stress or emotion - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is a kind of ...) steadiness of mind under stress

"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

(... is a kind of quiet ) peace of mind

Definition 2: the absence of sound - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he needed silence in order to sleep
  • the street was quiet

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is a kind of ...) an attribute of sound

(... is a kind of quiet ) (poetic) tranquil silence

"the still of the night"

(... is a kind of quiet ) the property of being speechless

(... is a kind of quiet ) the property of making no sound

Definition 3: a period of calm weather - [noun denoting state]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a lull in the storm

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is a kind of ...) an absence of strong winds or rain

Definition 4: an untroubled state; free from disturbances - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is a kind of ...) established customary state (especially of society)

"order ruled in the streets" "law and order"

Definition 5: make calm or still - [verb of emotion]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is a kind of ...) give moral or emotional strength to

(... is a kind of quiet ) calm by deception

"Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"

(... is a kind of quiet ) calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet

"She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"

(... is a kind of quiet ) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

"She managed to mollify the angry customer"

(... is a kind of quiet ) cause to feel sure; give reassurance to

"The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"

Definition 6: become quiet or quieter - [verb of perception]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is a kind of ...) increase or decrease in intensity

(quiet has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be quiet or not talk

"Please silence the children in the church!"

Definition 7: free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quiet audience at the concert
  • the room was dark and quiet

(quiet is similar to ...) making no sound

"th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time"

(quiet is similar to ...) marked by absence of sound

"a silent house" "soundless footsteps on the grass" "the night was still"

(quiet is similar to ...) (poetic) still or calm

"in the stilly night"

(quiet is similar to ...) walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise

"moving with tiptoe steps"

(means also ...) impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

"an inaudible conversation"

(means also ...) (of sound) relatively low in volume

"soft voices" "soft music"

Definition 8: characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quiet life
  • a quiet throng of onlookers
  • quiet peace-loving people
  • the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years

(quiet is similar to ...) marked by a state of tranquil repose

"the quiescent melancholy of the town"

(quiet is similar to ...) free from turmoil or worries

"untroubled times"

(means also ...) not agitated or disturbed emotionally

(means also ...) not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

"a peaceful nation" "peaceful times" "a far from peaceful Christmas" "peaceful sleep"

(means also ...) very restrained or quiet

"a tame Christmas party" "she was one of the tamest and most abject creatures imaginable with no will or power to act but as directed"

Definition 9: (of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots - [adjective denoting all]

(quiet belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 10: with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her hands rested quietly in her lap
  • the rock star was quietly led out the back door
  • sit here as quiet as you can

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

Definition 11: (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  • the quiet waters of a lagoon
  • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
  • a smooth channel crossing
  • scarcely a ripple on the still water
  • unruffled water

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is similar to ...) (of weather) free from storm or wind

"calm seas"

Definition 12: in a softened tone - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hushed voices
  • muted trumpets
  • a subdued whisper
  • a quiet reprimand

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is similar to ...) (of sound) relatively low in volume

"soft voices" "soft music"

Definition 13: not showy or obtrusive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where quiet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clothes in quiet good taste

Synonyms for quiet in the sense of this definition

(quiet is similar to ...) not ostentatious

"his unostentatious office" "unostentatious elegance"

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