Quietness Qui"et*ness, n. The quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness. [1913 Webster]

I would have peace and quietness. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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