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1‘the whole pub went quiet’
silent, still, hushed, noiseless, soundless
mute, dumb, speechless, voiceless, unspeaking
2‘she spoke in a quiet voice’
soft, low, lowered, muted, muffled, faint, indistinct, inaudible, dull
hushed, whispered, stifled, suppressed
3‘a quiet village’
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
4‘I thought we'd better have a quiet word together before the kids come’
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
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moderate, reserved, uncommunicative, unresponsive, taciturn, secretive, withdrawn, silent
meek, mousy, retiring, reticent, unforthcoming, shy, self-effacing, diffident, modest, temperate, restrained, unassuming, unassertive, unemotional
6‘I've always preferred quiet colours’
unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpretentious, restrained, reserved
soft, pale, pastel, muted, understated, subdued, subtle, low-key, conservative, sober, plain, ordinary
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secret, top secret, confidential, strictly confidential, classified, unrevealed, undisclosed, unpublished, untold, unknown, uncommunicated, under wraps, unofficial, off the record, not for circulation, not for publication, not to be made public, not to be disclosed, clandestine, surreptitious
informal hush-hush, mum
8‘business is quiet today’
slow, slow-moving, stagnant, slack, sluggish, inactive, not busy, idle
1‘after London, the quiet of the country was almost tangible’
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
‘doing good works on the quiet for impoverished congregations’
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
on the q.t.
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