Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Absence of sound; silence or hush.
  • n. Absence of disturbance; calm, stillness or serenity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being quiet; freedom from noise, agitation, disturbance, or excitement; stillness; tranquillity; calmness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being quiet, still, or free from action or motion; freedom from agitation, disturbance, or excitement; tranquillity; stillness; calmness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of making no sound
  • n. a state of peace and quiet

Etymologies

quiet +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Your photographs exude a certain quietness, beauty and intensity which makes them outstanding in my opinion.

    Liliana Rodrigues: Behind the Lens of Dutch Photographer Anton Corbijn

  • "In returning and rest you shall be saved; and in quietness and hope shall be your strength."

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Meals, tea and other traditions (this family being from South-East Asia) form part of the glue which holds them all together - What a shame society and families at large have forgotten the importance of coming together (whether in quietness or celebration) to enjoy the simple things of life - no need for high-tech, imagination-killing technology or crude worldly intrusions vainly attempting to pass themselves off as "entertainment".

    A Handful of Quiet

  • It is the best best place for developing talents in quietness and peace.

    The Powerful Equation of Love

  • And Mr.C. clasped me in his arms and called me his 'guardian angel;' and all I have to pay for this restoration of peace and quietness is giving a lesson three times a week, in syllables of two letters, to a small Irish boy!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • At five or six he closes his desk, and leaves his office or counting-room, and betakes himself home; and it is to be hoped that then at least he enjoys his dinner in quietness and peace.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • In trust and quietness is the salvation of the pious from all foes and all their devices.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • It was an instance of religion and courage to defend the true worshippers of God, that they might serve Him in quietness and safety, and, in the midst of so many enemies, go on with this work, piously confiding in the power of God to support them [Bishop Patrick].

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He folds his hands together, and abuses and misapplies a good truth for his justification, as if, because a little with quietness is better than abundance with strife, therefore a little with idleness is better than abundance with honest labour: thus wise in his own conceit is he, Prov. xxvi.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • It must be in quietness and in confidence; we must keep our spirits calm and sedate by a continual dependence upon God, and his power and goodness; we must retire into ourselves with a holy quietness, suppressing all turbulent and tumultuous passions, and keeping the peace in our own minds.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

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