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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Quietly \Qui"et*ly\, adv.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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, quietly] [ant: aloud, loud,
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: quietly,
quiet] [ant: unquietly]
4: in a restful manner; "the streets are restfully sunny and
still for the town is at mass" [syn: restfully, quietly]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "quietly":
aesthetically, artistically, becomingly, calmly, composedly,
coolly, decently, decorously, demurely, dispassionately, elegantly,
genteelly, gently, gracefully, humbly, impassively, imperturbably,
in good taste, in silence, inaudibly, inexcitably, inirritably,
levelheadedly, like a lamb, meekly, mildly, modestly, noiselessly,
pacifically, peaceably, peacefully, placidly, properly,
quiescently, sedately, seemly, serenely, silently, simply,
smoothly, softly, soundlessly, steadily, still, stilly, stodgily,
stoically, stolidly, stuffily, tamely, tastefully, tranquilly,
unassumingly, unobtrusively, unostentatiously, unperturbedly,
unpresumptuously, unpretendingly, unpretentiously, with taste,
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