quiet / quite

quiet / quite
   Quiet means "without sound or mention of": You are supposed to be quiet in hospitals and libraries.
   Quite can mean either "completely or somewhat, rather", depending on what you mean: I was quite alone that Saturday afternoon (completely) but the hours passed quite quickly (rather).

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  • quiet / quite —    Quiet means without sound or mention of : You are supposed to be quiet in hospitals and libraries.    Quite can mean either completely or somewhat, rather , depending on what you mean: I was quite alone that Saturday afternoon (completely) but …   Confused words

  • quiet, quite, quite a — Careless speakers sometimes fail to distinguish between the sounds of quite and quiet. Quiet is pronounced KWAI uht ; quite sounds like kwite. The meanings of quite are positively and completely : That is quite the reverse of what you intended.… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • quiet vs quite —   Quiet is an adjective used to describe something or someone that makes very little noise:   For example: During the exam the classroom was very quiet.   Quite is an adverb used to describe when something is a little or a lot but not completely …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • quiet vs quite —   Quiet is an adjective used to describe something or someone that makes very little noise:   For example: During the exam the classroom was very quiet.   Quite is an adverb used to describe when something is a little or a lot but not completely …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

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  • 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}, {Requiem}.] 1. In a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Quiet Riot — For other uses, see Quiet Riot (disambiguation). Quiet Riot Background information Origin Los Angeles, California, United States …   Wikipedia

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