1. In a quiet state or manner; without motion; in a state of rest; as, to lie or sit quietly.
2. Without tumult, alarm, dispute, or disturbance; peaceably; as, to live quietly; to sleep quietly.
3. Calmly, without agitation or violent emotion; patiently; as, to submit quietly to unavoidable evils.
4. Noiselessly; silently; without remark or violent movement; in a manner to attract little or no observation; as, he quietly left the room.
adv 1: with low volume; "speak softly but carry a big stick"; "she
spoke quietly to the child"; "the radio was playing
softly" [syn: softly] [ant: loudly]
2: with little or no sound; "the class was listening quietly
and intently"; "she was crying quietly" [ant: noisily]
3: 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: quiet]
4: in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and
still for the town is at mass" [syn: restfully]