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[kwahy-it] /ˈkwaɪ ɪt/
noun
1.
freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.:
At least there's quiet here.
2.
freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose:
to live in quiet.
3.
peace; peaceful condition of affairs.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English quiet(e) (< Middle French quiete) < Latin quiēt- (stem of quiēs) rest, peace; akin to quiēscere (see quiescent)
Synonyms
1. silence. 2. calm, stillness.
Antonyms
1. noise. 2. disturbance.
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British Dictionary definitions for quiets'

quiet

/ˈkwaɪət/
adjective
1.
characterized by an absence or near absence of noise: a quiet street
2.
characterized by an absence of turbulent motion or disturbance; peaceful, calm, or tranquil: a quiet glade, the sea is quiet tonight
3.
free from activities, distractions, worries, etc; untroubled: a quiet life, a quiet day at work
4.
marked by an absence of work, orders, etc; not busy: the factory is very quiet at the moment
5.
private; not public; secret: a quiet word with someone
6.
free from anger, impatience, or other extreme emotion: a quiet disposition
7.
free from pretentiousness or vain display; modest or reserved: quiet humour
8.
(astronomy) (of the sun) exhibiting a very low number of sunspots, solar flares, and other surface phenomena; inactive Compare active (sense 8)
noun
9.
the state of being silent, peaceful, or untroubled
10.
on the quiet, without other people knowing; secretly
verb
11.
a less common word for quieten
Derived Forms
quietness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere to rest, from quiēs repose, rest
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Word Origin and History for quiets'

quiet

n.

c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *qwi- "rest" (cf. Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."

adj.

late 14c., "peaceable, at rest, restful, tranquil," from Old French quiet and directly from Latin quietus "calm, at rest, free from exertion," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest" (see quiet (n.)). As an adverb from 1570s. Related: Quietly; quietness.

v.

late 14c., "subdue, lessen," from quiet (adj.) and in part from Latin quietare. From mid-15c. as "to make silent, cause to be quiet;" intransitive sense of "become quiet, be silent" is from 1791. Related: Quieted; quieting.

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Idioms and Phrases with quiets'

quiet

In addition to the idiom beginning with
quiet
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