Quiet or Quite?

What is the difference between quiet and quite?

Quiet means little or no noise. Quite means to an utmost extent or fairly.


The noun quiet denotes a lack of or very little noise. It can also be used as an adjective.



The word quite is an adverb that most often means to the utmost extent. However, somewhat unusually, it can also mean fairly or to a significant extent, which is nearly the opposite. (The meaning is determined by context.)


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