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- quiet is part of the Basic English 850.
- Not loud; making no sound or making very little sound.
- Synonyms: silent, muffled, soft, inaudible, low, hushed, gentle, calm, mild, smooth, relaxed, relaxing, peaceful, serene, still, tranquil, uninterrupted, undisturbed, cool, composed, unruffled, subtle, subdued, muted, understated, restrained, unobtrusive, discreet, reserved and tasteful
- Antonyms: loud, noisy, raucous, deafening, earsplitting, piercing, strident, thunderous, shrill, voluble, riotous, blaring, agitated, rowdy, boisterous, forceful, vociferous, nervous, restless, troubled, disturbed, uptight, disconcerted, frantic, tense, stressed, distressed, obvious, clear, noticeable, apparent, evident, tasteless, expressive, effusive, lurid, flamboyant, brassy, brash, flashy, gaudy and vulgar
- This young person is very quiet now because she is reading a book.
- You should be quiet in a library or a movie theater.
Related words and phrases[change]
Sometimes quiet is confused with "quite."
- To calm or soften, as a sound.
- She quieted the cries of her baby.
- To remove, allay.
- The manager quieted their protest with a few words.
- Her presence quiets his fears.
- (uncountable) A calm or not noisy time or place.
- Antonyms: noise, sound, din, racket, clamor, clatter, blast, blare, commotion, disturbance, pandemonium, tumult, rumpus, turmoil and row
- You like the quiet.