無聲; 安靜; 靜態; 靜止的; 無噪聲的; 平穩的; 單調的
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.
1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet. --Milton.
At quiet, still; peaceful.
In quiet, quietly. “ I will depart in quiet.” --Shak.
Out of quiet, disturbed; restless. [Obs.] “She is much out of quiet.”
Qui·et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quieting.]
1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace. --Shak.
Qui·et, v. i. To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be soon quieted down.
adj 1: characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or
activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of
onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions
remained quiet for almost 10 years" [ant: unquiet]
2: free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a
quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and
quiet" [ant: noisy]
3: not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste" [syn:
4: in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a
subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand" [syn: hushed, muted,
5: without untoward incident or disruption; "a placid
existence"; "quiet times" [syn: placid]
6: free from disturbance; "a ribbon of sand between the angry
sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon";
"a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue
sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on
the still water"; "unruffled water" [syn: placid, still,
7: of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface
phenomena like sun spots e.g. [ant: active]
n 1: a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
2: an untroubled state; free from disturbances [syn: tranquillity]
3: the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep";
"the street was quiet" [syn: silence] [ant: sound]
4: a disposition free from stress or emotion [syn: repose, placidity,
serenity, tranquillity, tranquility]
adv : with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a
nonstandard variant for `quietly'); "her hands rested
quietly in her lap"; "the rock star was quietly led out
the back door"; "sit here as quiet as you can" [syn: quietly]
v 1: become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the
speaker entered" [syn: quieten, hush, quiesce, quiet
down, pipe down] [ant: louden]
2: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[syn: calm, calm down, tranquilize, tranquillize,
tranquillise, quieten, lull, still] [ant: agitate]