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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Qui·et a. [Compar. Quieter superl. Quietest.]
 1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.
    They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.   --Judg. xvi. 2.
 2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
 3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. So quiet and so sweet a style.”
 That son, who on the quiet state of man
 Such trouble brought.   --Milton.
 4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
    The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.   --1 Pet. iii. 4.
    I will sit as quiet as a lamb.   --Shak.
 5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.
 Syn: -- Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek; contented.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Qui·et·er n. One who, or that which, quiets.