quiet

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. peaceful, tranquil, serene; hushed, silent; modest, restrained, subdued; gentle, calm; unostentatious. See repose. —n. quietude, peacefulness, calm; silence, hush. See moderation, inexcitability. Ant., loud, talkative.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Calm]
Syn. peaceful, tranquil, untroubled, retired; see calm 1 , 2 , withdrawn .
2. [Silent]
Syn. hushed, muffled, noiseless, still, stilled, mute, muted, low, soft, inaudible, soundless, dumb, quieted, speechless, unspeaking, mum, quiescent, taciturn, reserved, reticent, unuttered, unexpressed, close-mouthed, close, tight-lipped, uncommunicative, secretive.
3. [Motionless]
Syn. unruffled, still, placid, level; see calm 2 , smooth 1 .
4. [Unostentatious]
Syn. subdued, unobtrusive, unpretentious, understated; see modest 2 .
n.
1. [Rest]
Syn. calm, tranquillity, relaxation; see peace 2 , rest 1 .
2. [Silence]
Syn. hush, stillness, speechlessness; see silence 1 .
v.
1. [To make calm]
Syn. calm, cool, relax, compose, tranquilize, soothe, comfort, satisfy, pacify, mollify, placate, assuage, console, subdue, reconcile, gratify, calm down, soften, moderate, smooth, ameliorate, allay, quell, becalm, lull, appease, restrain, palliate, sober, slacken; see also comfort , ease 1 , 2 .
Ant. excite*, irritate, agitate.
2. [To make silent]
Syn. hush, still, deaden, silence, soften, mute, tone down, lower the sound level, muffle, stifle, smother, gag, muzzle, stop, check, restrain, suppress, break in, cut short, preclude, confute, repress, refute, confound, answer, quell, insulate, dampen, shush, shut up*, stop the mouth*, floor*, put the lid on*, button up*, choke off*, put the kibosh on*, put the stopper on*, squelch*.
Ant. sound*, ring, cause to sound.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
silence, peace, hush, stillness, calm, soundlessness, noiselessness, tranquility, serenity, lull. ''Noise you don't mind.''—Leonard Levinson.
ANT.: noise, racket, uproar, din
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v.
hush, shush, silence, shut up, muffle, tone down, soften, squelch, muzzle, *put a lid on, *keep down to a low roar.
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a.
1. soundless silent, still, peaceful, hushed, soft, quiescent, inaudible, low, muted, noiseless, *as silent as the vacuum of space, *as silent as a crypt, *quiet enough to hear a pin drop.
2. not talkative close-mouthed, silent, taciturn, reserved, mute, tightlipped, not big on small talk.
3. calm tranquil, peaceful, motionless, undisturbed, still, serene, placid, halcyon.
ANT.: 1. noisy, loud, deafening. 2. loquacious, talkative, *'motor-mouthed. 3. turbulent, wild, agitated
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise: hushed, noiseless, silent, soundless, still, stilly. Archaic: hush. See SOUNDS. 2. Not irritating, strident, or loud: hushed, low, low-key, low-keyed, small, soft, subdued, whispery. See SOUNDS. 3. Motionless and undisturbed: calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubled. See CALM. 4. Not showy or obtrusive: inobtrusive, restrained, subdued, tasteful, unobtrusive. See PLAIN. II noun 1. The absence of sound or noise: hush, noiselessness, quietness, silence, sound-lessness, still, stillness. See SOUNDS. 2. An absence of motion or disturbance: calm, calmness, hush, lull, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quietness, serenity, stillness, tranquillity, untroubledness. See CALM. III verb 1. To cause to become silent: hush, quieten, shush, shut up, silence, still. See SOUNDS. 2. To make or become calm: allay, balm, becalm, calm (down), lull, settle, still, tranquilize. See CALM.

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