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quiet

(Low key), adjective at rest, collected, contented, cool, cool-headed, decent, demure, diffident, dormant, easy-going, gentle, humble, imperturbable, inconspicuous, inexcitable, laconic, lifeless, meek, mild, moderate, modest, orderly, patient, peaceable, placid, resting, restrained, retiring, sedate, serene, sober, solemn, stagnant, static, subdued, taciturn, unassuming, undemonstrative, unemphatic, unobtrusive, unostentatious, unperturbed, unpretentious, unresisting, vegetating

quiet

(Soundless), adjective calm, glassy, halcyon, hushed, inarticulate, latent, lethargic, mum, mute, noiseless, passive, peaceful, quiescent, reserved, reticent, speechless, silent, still, tranquil, uncommunicative, unmoved, voiceless
Associated concepts: covenant of quiet enjoyment, quieting title

quiet

noun calm, calmness, cessation, composure, dormancy, ease, freedom from disturbance, gentleness, hush, immobility, intermission, latency, lull, moderation, muteness, noiselessness, passivity, patience, pause, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiescence, quietness, relaxation, repose, reserve, rest, restfulness, serenity, silence, soundlessness, stagnation, still, stillness, tranquility, uncommunicativeness

quiet

verb alleviate, appease, assuage, blunt, calm, close, comfort, compose, conclude, cut short, decrease, dulcify, dull, lull, mitigate, moderate, mollify, mute, pacify, palliate, placate, put a stop to, quell, relieve, remit, repress, sober, soften, soothe, stifle, strangle, subdue, subside, temper, terminate, tranquilize, wind-up
See also: abate, allay, alleviate, diffident, diminish, dormant, ease, inconspicuous, laconic, lifeless, lull, moderate, moderation, mollify, mute, obtund, pacify, palliate, patient, peace, peaceable, placate, placid, private, relax, remit, repress, silence, solemn, soothe, speechless, static, strangle, subdue, subside, taciturn, unobtrusive, unpretentious
References in classic literature ?
we may not gain The good for which we pray The quiet life may come to one Who likes it rather gay,
The tranquillity and peace belonging, of old, to that quiet ground in my memory, pervaded it again.
IN a quiet, pleasant meadow, Beneath a summer sky, Where green old trees their branches waved, And winds went singing by; Where a little brook went rippling So musically low, And passing clouds cast shadows On the waving grass below; Where low, sweet notes of brooding birds Stole out on the fragrant air, And golden sunlight shone undimmed On al1 most fresh and fair;-- There bloomed a lovely sisterhood Of happy little flowers, Together in this pleasant home, Through quiet summer hours.
So the night wore on in agitation till the chill dawn and the growing light brought the tremulous quiet that comes on the brink of despair.
Why, you surely don't live (two quiet women--I see YOU are quiet, at any rate) in fifty rooms
I felt in this short conversation--though I did not know how, for she was quiet, and we interchanged no look--that my dear girl well remembered how merrily she had clasped me round the waist when no other hands than Caddy's had brought me the little parting token.
For a temporary asylum I pitched upon a small, quiet, empty, private hotel which I knew of in Charterhouse Square.
The deep waters of the lake he had been taught by his wild mother to avoid, and further, had he not seen little Neeta sink beneath its quiet surface only a few short weeks before never to return to the tribe?
For, in truth, that quiet method of evolution, which she pursues undismayed to the end, requires a certain lengthiness; and the reader's reward will be in a secure sense that he has been in intercourse with no mere flighty remnants, but with typical forms, of character, firmly and fully conceived.
At eighteen, Miss Murray was to emerge from the quiet obscurity of the schoolroom into the full blaze of the fashionable world--as much of it, at least, as could be had out of London; for her papa could not be persuaded to leave his rural pleasures and pursuits, even for a few weeks' residence in town.
Presently Tarzan stood before Kaviri, the old quiet smile upon his lips.
Again they drove into the street and again it grew quiet, warm, and cheerful, and again they could see the manure-stained street and hear voices and songs and the barking of a dog.