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qui·et

 (kwī′ĭt)
adj. qui·et·er, qui·et·est
1. Making or characterized by little or no noise: a quiet library; a quiet street; a quiet, well tuned engine.
2.
a. Free of turmoil and agitation; calm: a quiet lake; a quiet place in the country.
b. Providing or allowing relaxation; restful; soothing: a quiet afternoon nap; a quiet tune on the flute.
3. Not showy or bright; subdued: a room decorated in quiet colors.
4. Restrained, as in style; understated: a quiet strength; a quiet life.
5. Out of public scrutiny; known or discussed by few: wanted to keep the incident quiet until after the election.
n.
The quality or condition of being quiet: "A menacing quiet fills the empty streets" (Time).
v. qui·et·ed, qui·et·ing, qui·ets
v.tr.
1. To cause to become quiet: The teacher quieted the students.
2. To make (a title) secure by freeing from uncertainties or adverse claims as to the ownership.
v.intr.
To become quiet: The child wouldn't quiet down for me.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots.]

qui′et·ly adv.
qui′et·ness n.
Synonyms: quiet, silent, still1, noiseless, soundless
These adjectives mean marked by or making no sound, noise, or movement. Quiet suggests the absence of bustle, tumult, or agitation: "life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few" (John Ruskin).
Silent can suggest a profound hush: "I like the silent church before the service begins" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
Still implies lack of motion or disturbance and often connotes rest or tranquility: "But after tempest ... / There came a day as still as heaven" (Tennyson).
Noiseless and soundless imply the absence of disturbing sound: "th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time" (Shakespeare). "the soundless footsteps on the grass" (John Galsworthy).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quietness - the property of making no sound
silence, quiet - the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"
noiselessness - the property of making no noise
2.quietness - a state of peace and quietquietness - a state of peace and quiet    
calmness - a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement
peace of mind, ataraxis, peacefulness, repose, serenity, peace, heartsease - the absence of mental stress or anxiety
easiness, relaxation - a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; "the easiness we feel when sleeping"

quietness

noun peace, still, silence, calm, rest, quiet, hush, serenity, tranquillity, stillness, repose, calmness, quietude, quiescence, placidity I miss the quietness of the countryside.

quietness

noun
1. The absence of sound or noise:
Translations
هُدوء
klidticho
rostilhed
csendesség
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quietness

[ˈkwaɪətnɪs] N
1. (= softness) [of voice, music] → suavidad f
2. (= silence) → silencio m
3. (= calm) → tranquilidad f

quietness

[ˈkwaɪətnɪs] n
(= peacefulness) → tranquillité f, calme m
(= silence) → silence m

quietness

n
(= lack of noise)Stille f; (of engine, car)Geräuscharmut f; (of footsteps etc)Geräuschlosigkeit f, → Lautlosigkeit f; (of person)stille Art; the quietness of her voiceihre leise Stimme; then with the sudden quietness of the music …und dann, als die Musik plötzlich leise wurde
(= peacefulness)Ruhe f
(of tie, colour)Dezentheit f; (of style)Schlichtheit f

quietness

[ˈkwaɪətnɪs] n (silence) → silenzio; (peacefulness) → tranquillità, calma, quiete f; (softness, of voice, music) → dolcezza

quiet

(ˈkwaiət) adjective
1. not making very much, or any, noise; without very much, or any, noise. Tell the children to be quiet; It's very quiet out in the country; a quiet person.
2. free from worry, excitement etc. I live a very quiet life.
3. without much movement or activity; not busy. We'll have a quiet afternoon watching television.
4. (of colours) not bright.
noun
a state, atmosphere, period of time etc which is quiet. In the quiet of the night; All I want is peace and quiet.
verb
(especially American. often with down) to quieten.
ˈquieten verb
1. (often with down) to make or become quiet. I expect you to quieten down when I come into the classroom.
2. to remove or lessen (a person's fears, doubts etc).
ˈquietly adverb
ˈquietness noun
keep quiet about
to say nothing about; to keep secret. I'd like you to keep quiet about the child's father being in prison.
on the quiet
secretly; without letting anyone find out. He went out of the office to enjoy a cigarette on the quiet.

quiet is an adjective: She has a quiet voice ;
Keep quiet.
quite is an adverb: This book is quite good .
References in classic literature ?
Ah," replied Roger Chillingworth, with that quietness, which, whether imposed or natural, marked all his deportment, "it is thus that a young clergyman is apt to speak.
He felt at peace about his master; for in that hour, when he had poured forth his prayer into the bosom of his Father, he had found an answer of quietness and assurance springing up within himself.
The quietness of the game made it particularly eligible for Mr.
She speedily comprehended all his merits; the persuasion of his regard for Elinor perhaps assisted her penetration; but she really felt assured of his worth: and even that quietness of manner, which militated against all her established ideas of what a young man's address ought to be, was no longer uninteresting when she knew his heart to be warm and his temper affectionate.
I HED aimed to dee wheare I'd sarved fur sixty year; and I thowt I'd lug my books up into t' garret, and all my bits o' stuff, and they sud hev' t' kitchen to theirseln; for t' sake o' quietness.
The shock I have suffered has left a strange quietness in me.
I'm not for contradicking no man," he said; "I'm for peace and quietness.
I will hold my peace, senora," said Don Quixote, "and I will curb the natural anger that had arisen in my breast, and will proceed in peace and quietness until I have fulfilled my promise; but in return for this consideration I entreat you to tell me, if you have no objection to do so, what is the nature of your trouble, and how many, who, and what are the persons of whom I am to require due satisfaction, and on whom I am to take vengeance on your behalf?
Desires, sufferings, hopes, and meditations swelled in quietness and silence the lake widening ever in the young man's breast, as hour by hour added its drop of water to the volume.
At any rate, we have proved one thing, that the spells of quietness last a reasonable time.
Let them take my fortune, I am already too rich; and, perhaps, when they have taken it, they will leave me in peace and quietness.
With all this quietness of spirit, they are brave when put to the test; and are an overmatch for an equal number of Blackfeet.