Quiet Qui"et, a. [Compar. {Quieter}; superl. {Quietest}.] [L. quietus, p. p. pf quiescere to rest, keep quiet; akin to quies rest, and prob. to E. while, n. See {While}, and cf. {Coy}, a., {Quiesce}, {Quietus}, {Quit}, a., {Quite}, {Requiem}.] 1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air. [1913 Webster]

They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. --Judg. xvi. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still. [1913 Webster]

3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. `` So quiet and so sweet a style.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

That son, who on the quiet state of man Such trouble brought. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented. [1913 Webster]

The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. --1 Pet. iii. 4. [1913 Webster]

I will sit as quiet as a lamb. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek; contented. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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