Antonyms for quiet


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : kwahy-it
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkwaɪ ɪt


Définition quiet

Origin :
  • c.1300, "freedom from disturbance or conflict; calm, stillness," from Old French quiete "rest, repose, tranquility" and directly from Latin quies (genitive quietis) "a lying still, rest, repose, peace," from PIE root *qwi- "rest" (cf. Old Persian shiyati-, Avestan shaiti- "well-being;" Avestan shyata- "happy;" Gothic hveila, Old English hwil "space of time;" see while (n.)). Late 14c. as "inactivity, rest, repose."
  • adj without or with little sound
  • adj calm, peaceful
  • adj simple, unobtrusive
  • noun calmness, silence
  • verb make silent, calm
Example sentences :
  • When they do not disturb him with earthly medicines, he is quiet and happy.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • There are quiet and very decent places for those of us that must.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "If you still love Paralus, I wonder you can be so quiet and cheerful," said Eudora.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Where shall I find a quiet church where I may say his De profundis in peace?
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • How restful this quiet and reserve after the colour and line tumult of the Higbee apartment.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I am in the habit of boarding at a quiet house kept by a widow.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "Harry is quiet, and Philip keeps out of the way lately," she answered.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Uncle Jasper, who had a quiet voice and gentle manners, now stood rigid.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • If you keep this up I'm going to take a walk so I can have quiet.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Perhaps the quiet of his boy had not been altogether the quiet of cowardice.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Synonyms for quiet

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