1. [ adjective ] characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity

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

Related terms: unquiet relaxing slumberous quiescent untroubled peaceful tame unagitated
2. [ adjective ] free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound

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

Related terms: noisy silent dreamy noiseless catlike stilly tiptoe soft inaudible
3. [ adjective ] not showy or obtrusive
Synonyms: restrained

"clothes in quiet good taste"

Related terms: unostentatious
4. [ noun ] (meteorology) a period of calm weather
Synonyms: lull

"there was a lull in the storm"

Related terms: calmness lull
5. [ verb ] make calm or still
Synonyms: calm still tranquillise quieten tranquillize lull tranquilize calm_down

"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Related terms: agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose
6. [ noun ] the absence of sound
Synonyms: silence

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

Related terms: sound sound_property hush quietness speechlessness hush
7. [ adjective ] free from disturbance
Synonyms: still placid tranquil unruffled

"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"

Related terms: calm
8. [ adjective ] without untoward incident or disruption
Synonyms: placid

"a placid existence" "quiet times"

Related terms: uneventful
9. [ adjective ] in a softened tone
Synonyms: subdued muted hushed

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

Related terms: soft
10. [ verb ] become quiet or quieter
Synonyms: quiet_down quieten quiesce pipe_down hush

"The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Related terms: louden change_intensity hush silence
11. [ noun ] an untroubled state; free from disturbances
Synonyms: tranquillity
Related terms: order
12. [ adverb ] with little or no activity or especially agitation
Synonyms: quietly

"her hands rested quietly in her lap" "the rock star was quietly led out the back door" (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly' as in "sit here as quiet as you can")

Related terms: unquietly
13. [ adjective ] (astronomy; of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.
Related terms: active astronomy
14. [ noun ] a disposition free from stress or emotion
Synonyms: serenity tranquility placidity tranquillity repose
Related terms: composure ataraxia calm
Similar spelling:   quoit