quite

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quite is part of the Basic English 850.
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quite is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
quite

Pronunciation[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
quite

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Very; much.
    The dog was quite little.
    She was quite good to me.
  2. Not very.
    The evening was quite dark and I saw a small frog jump across the road.

Usage[change]

In American English, the adverb "quite" does not usually modify verbs. It almost always modifies adjectives. In British English, "quite" often modifies verbs.

Synonyms[change]

Antonyms[change]

Interjection[change]

Interjection
quite

  1. Exactly or indeed.
    "Is the answer correct?" "Quite!"

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