Synonyms of quiet in English:

quiet


See definition of quiet

adjective

1‘the whole pub went quiet’

SYNONYMS

silent, still, hushed, noiseless, soundless

mute, dumb, speechless, voiceless, unspeaking

2‘she spoke in a quiet voice’

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soft, low, lowered, muted, muffled, faint, indistinct, inaudible, dull

hushed, whispered, stifled, suppressed

ANTONYMS

loud

3‘a quiet village’

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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’

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private, confidential, secret, discreet, unofficial, off the record, between ourselves, between you and me, between you and me and the bedpost, between you and me and the doorpost, between you and me and the gatepost, between you and me and the wall

ANTONYMS

public

5‘he's a very quiet, private person’

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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moderate, reserved, uncommunicative, unresponsive, taciturn, secretive, withdrawn, silent

meek, mousy, retiring, reticent, unforthcoming, shy, self-effacing, diffident, modest, temperate, restrained, unassuming, unassertive, unemotional

informal unflappable

rare equanimous

6‘I've always preferred quiet colours’

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unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpretentious, restrained, reserved

soft, pale, pastel, muted, understated, subdued, subtle, low-key, conservative, sober, plain, ordinary

ANTONYMS

loud

7‘you can't keep a mass murder quiet for long’

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secret, top secret, confidential, strictly confidential, classified, unrevealed, undisclosed, unpublished, untold, unknown, uncommunicated, under wraps, unofficial, off the record, not for circulation, not for publication, not to be made public, not to be disclosed, clandestine, surreptitious

sub rosa

informal hush-hush, mum

ANTONYMS

public

8‘business is quiet today’

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slow, slow-moving, stagnant, slack, sluggish, inactive, not busy, idle


noun

1‘after London, the quiet of the country was almost tangible’

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peacefulness, peace and quiet, peace, restfulness, calm, calmness, tranquillity, serenity

silence, quietness, stillness, still, quietude, hush, noiselessness, soundlessness

privacy, privateness, seclusion, solitude, isolation, retirement, lack of disturbance, lack of interruption, freedom from interference


Phrases

    on the quiet

      ‘doing good works on the quiet for impoverished congregations’

      SYNONYMS

      in secret, secretly, furtively, stealthily, sneakily, slyly, surreptitiously, covertly, clandestinely, on the sly, on the side, behind someone's back, under cover

      under the counter

      informal

      on the q.t.

      ANTONYMS

      openly