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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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,
1. In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or
agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.
They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the
morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. --Judg.
2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled;
as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. " So quiet and so
sweet a style." --Shak.
That son, who on the quiet state of man
Such trouble brought. --Milton.
4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not
turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. --1 Pet.
I will sit as quiet as a lamb. --Shak.
5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention;
undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet
Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested;
undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek;
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