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Synonyms of quiet in English:


  • 1 the whole pub went quiet
  • 2 she spoke in a quiet voice
    [Antonyms] loud
  • 3 a quiet village he liked the quiet life
    peaceful, sleepy, tranquil, calm, still, relaxing, soothing, pleasant, restful, undisturbed, free from disturbance, free from interruption, free from interference, untroubled;
    unfrequented, private, secluded, sequestered, retired, isolated, out of the way, off the beaten track, solitary
    [Antonyms] busy
  • 4 I thought we'd better have a quiet word together before the kids come
    [Antonyms] public
  • 5 he's a very quiet, private person
    calm, equable, serene, composed, {cool, calm, and collected}, placid, untroubled, peaceful, peaceable, tranquil, gentle, mild, phlegmatic, imperturbable, unexcitable;
    moderate, reserved, uncommunicative, unresponsive, taciturn, secretive, withdrawn, silent;
    informal unflappable
    rare equanimous
  • 6 I've always preferred quiet colours
    unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpretentious, restrained, reserved;
    [Antonyms] loud
  • 7 you can't keep a mass murder quiet for long
    secret, top secret, confidential, strictly confidential, classified, unrevealed, undisclosed, unpublished, untold, unknown, uncommunicated, under wraps, unofficial, off the record, not for publication/circulation, not to be made public, not to be disclosed, clandestine, surreptitious;
    Latin sub rosa
    informal hush-hush, mum
    [Antonyms] public
  • 8 business is quiet today
    slow, slow-moving, stagnant, slack, sluggish, inactive, not busy, idle
  • noun

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  • after London, the quiet of the country was almost tangible
    peacefulness, peace and quiet, peace, restfulness, calm, calmness, tranquillity, serenity;
    privacy, privateness, seclusion, solitude, isolation, retirement, lack of disturbance/interruption, freedom from interference
  • Phrases

    on the quiet
    doing good works on the quiet for impoverished congregations
    [Antonyms] openly
    in secret, secretly, furtively, stealthily, sneakily, slyly, surreptitiously, covertly, clandestinely, on the sly, on the side, behind someone's back, under cover;
    informal on the q.t.
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