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 for quiet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiet \Qui"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest,
        or of silence.
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     2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to
        tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors
        or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
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              Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiet \Qui"et\, v. i.
     To become still, silent, or calm; -- often with down; as, be
     soon quieted down.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiet \Qui"et\, n. [L. quies, -etis. See Quiet, a.]
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     1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an
        hour or a time of quiet.
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     2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness;
        tranquillity; peace; security.
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              And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet. --Milton.
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     At quiet, still; peaceful.
     In quiet, quietly. " I will depart in quiet." --Shak.
     Out of quiet, disturbed; restless. [Obs.] "She is much out
        of quiet." --Shak.
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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.
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              They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the
              morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. --Judg.
                                                    xvi. 2.
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     2. Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.
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     3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled;
        as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. " So quiet and so
        sweet a style." --Shak.
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              That son, who on the quiet state of man
              Such trouble brought.                 --Milton.
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     4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not
        turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
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              The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. --1 Pet.
                                                    iii. 4.
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              I will sit as quiet as a lamb.        --Shak.
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     5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention;
        undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet
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     Syn: Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested;
          undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: 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]
      adj 1: characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation
             or activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of
             onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions
             remained quiet for almost 10 years" [ant: unquiet]
      2: free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a
         quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
         [ant: noisy]
      3: not showy or obtrusive; "clothes in quiet good taste" [syn:
         quiet, restrained]
      4: in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a
         subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand" [syn: hushed,
         muted, subdued, quiet]
      5: (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a
         ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay";
         "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue
         water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel
         crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled
         water" [syn: placid, quiet, still, tranquil,
         smooth, unruffled]
      6: of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena
         like sunspots e.g. [ant: active]
      n 1: a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
           [syn: lull, quiet]
      2: an untroubled state; free from disturbances [syn:
         tranquillity, tranquility, quiet]
      3: the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep";
         "the street was quiet" [syn: silence, quiet] [ant:
      4: a disposition free from stress or emotion [syn: repose,
         quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity,
      v 1: become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the
           speaker entered" [syn: quieten, hush, quiet,
           quiesce, quiet down, pipe down] [ant: louden]
      2: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
         [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize,
         tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still]
         [ant: agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite,
         rouse, turn on]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  383 Moby Thesaurus words for "quiet":
     Attic, Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, abate, aesthetic,
     allay, appease, arrange, arrangement, array, artistic, asleep,
     at peace, at rest, ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, back-door,
     backstairs, backward, becalm, bloodless, brief, broken, brusque,
     calm, calm disposition, calm down, calm of mind, calmness, cease,
     cessation, chaste, chastened, choice, choke, choke off,
     clandestine, classic, cloistered, close, close-tongued,
     closemouthed, comfort, comfortable, compose, composed, composure,
     concise, concord, concordant, constrained, contemplation, cool,
     cool off, coolheaded, coolheadedness, coolness, countenance,
     covert, cradle, creamy, curt, dead, dead of night,
     deathlike silence, decrease, delicate, deploy, deployment,
     die down, disposal, dispose, disposition, domesticated, dormant,
     dovelike, dulcify, dumb, dumbfound, dwindle, dwindling, ease,
     easy mind, ebb, ebbing, echoless, economical of words, eggshell,
     even out, even-tenored, excellent, fall silent, feline, festal,
     fixed, flat, form, formation, furtive, gag, gentle, gloss,
     golden silence, grade, halcyon, halt, harmonize, harmony, hidlings,
     hierarchize, hole-and-corner, holiday, homely, housebroken,
     hugger-mugger, humble, hush, hush as death, hush of night,
     hush-hush, hushed, icy calm, idle, idyllic, impassive,
     imperturbability, imperturbation, in good taste, inactive,
     inactivity, inaudibility, inaudible, indisposed to talk,
     indisturbance, inert, iridescent, isolated, laconic, lamblike,
     law and order, lay out, layout, lessen, light, line up, lineup,
     lucid stillness, lull, marmoreal repose, marshal, marshaling, meek,
     mellow, mental composure, methodize, mild, molder, moldering,
     mollify, mother-of-pearl, motionless, mousy, muffle, mum, mute,
     muzzle, nacreous, nirvana, noiseless, noiselessness, normalize,
     of choice, of quality, opalescent, order, orderliness, orderly,
     organization, organize, pacific, pacify, pale, passive, pastel,
     pastoral, patinaed, peace, peace and quiet, peace of mind,
     peaceable, peaceful, peacefulness, peacetime, pearly,
     philosophic composure, philosophical, philosophicalness,
     philosophy, pipe down, piping, placid, placidity, placidness,
     plain, pleasing, pour balm into, privy, proportion, pure,
     put to silence, quell, quiesce, quiescence, quiescency, quiescent,
     quiet down, quiet life, quiet mind, quieten, quietism, quietness,
     quietude, rank, regularity, regularize, regulate, relaxation,
     repose, reposeful, reposing, reserved, rest, restful, restfulness,
     resting, restrained, retired, retiring, rock, rock to sleep,
     routine, routinize, sabbatical, sad, sangfroid, satori, secluded,
     semigloss, sequestered, sequestrated, serene, serenity, set up,
     settle, setup, sheltered, shifty, short, shrinking, shush,
     shut down on, shut up, silence, silent, silentness, silken repose,
     simple, skulking, sleep, sleepy, slinking, slinky, slumber, sly,
     smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, sneaking, sneaky, snug,
     sober, soft, soft-colored, soft-hued, soft-pedal, softened,
     solemn silence, somber, soothe, soothingness, soundless,
     soundlessness, sparing of words, speechless, squash, squelch,
     stabilize, standardize, stationary, steady, stealthy, stifle,
     still, still as death, stillish, stillness, stilly, stoic, stolid,
     stop, strike dumb, structure, subaudible, subdue, subdued, subside,
     subsiding, subtle, surreptitious, sweet, symmetry, system,
     systematize, tacitness, taciturn, taciturnity, tame, tamed,
     tasteful, tasty, temperate, termination, terse, throttle,
     tight-lipped, tomblike silence, tongue-tied, tranquil, tranquilize,
     tranquillity, unaffected, unagitated, unarticulated,
     unbuttoned ease, under-the-counter, under-the-table, undercover,
     underground, underhand, underhanded, understated, undisturbed,
     unexcited, unhearable, uniformity, unloquacious, unmoved, unmoving,
     unobtrusive, unperturbed, unpretentious, unpronounced, unruffled,
     unruffledness, unsounded, unstirring, untalkative, untroubled,
     unuttered, unvocalized, unvoiced, vacational, wane, waning,
     well-chosen, whisht, whist, wise passiveness, withdrawn,
     word-bound, wordless

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