Definitions for quietness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

qui•etˈkwaɪ ɪt(adj.; v.)-et•er, -et•est

  1. making little or no noise or sound:

    quiet neighbors.

  2. free or comparatively free from noise:

    a quiet street.

  3. silent:

    Be quiet!

  4. restrained in speech or manner:

    a quiet person.

  5. free from disturbance or tumult; peaceful:

    a quiet life.

  6. being at rest.

  7. free from activity, esp. busy or vigorous activity:

    a quiet Sunday afternoon.

  8. quiescent; peaceable:

    The factions have been quiet for years.

  9. motionless or moving very gently:

    quiet waters.

  10. free from disturbing thoughts, emotions, etc.:

    a quiet conscience.

  11. said, expressed, done, etc., in a restrained or unobtrusive way:

    a quiet reproach.

  12. not showy or obtrusive; subdued:

    quiet colors.

  13. not busy or active:

    The stock market was quiet last week.

  14. (v.t.)to make quiet.

  15. to make tranquil or peaceful; pacify.

  16. to calm mentally, as a person.

  17. to allay (tumult, doubt, fear, etc.).

  18. to silence.

  19. (v.i.)to become quiet (often fol. by down).

Origin of quiet:

1350–1400; < L quiētus, ptp. of quiēscere (see quiescent )


qui•etˈkwaɪ ɪt(n.)

  1. freedom from noise, unwanted sound, etc.

  2. freedom from disturbance or tumult; tranquillity; rest; repose.

  3. peace; peaceful condition of affairs.

Origin of quiet:

1300–50; ME quiet(e) (< MF quiete) < L quiēt- (s. of quiēs) rest, peace; (see quiescent )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quietness, soundlessness(noun)

    the property of making no sound

  2. tranquillity, tranquility, quietness, quietude(noun)

    a state of peace and quiet


  1. quietness(Noun)

    Absence of sound; silence or hush.

  2. quietness(Noun)

    Absence of disturbance; calm, stillness or serenity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quietness(noun)

    the quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness

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