|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|
"clothes in quiet good taste"
|4.||[ noun ] (meteorology) a period of calm weather|
"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|
"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"
|8.||[ adjective ] without untoward incident or disruption|
"a placid existence" "quiet times"
|9.||[ adjective ] in a softened tone|
|Synonyms:||subdued muted hushed|
"hushed voices" "muted trumpets" "a subdued whisper" "a quiet reprimand"
|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|
|12.||[ adverb ] with little or no activity or especially agitation|
"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")
|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|