3. Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience. " So quiet
and so sweet a style." Shak.
That son, who on the quiet state of manMilton.
Such trouble brought.
4. Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.
The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.1 Pet. iii. 4.
I will sit as quiet as a lamb.Shak.
5. Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet
Syn. Still; tranquil; calm; unruffled; smooth; unmolested; undisturbed; placid; peaceful; mild; peaceable; meek; contented.
(Qui"et) n. [L. quies, - etis. See Quiet, a.]
1. The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.
2. Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.
And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet.Milton. At quiet, still; peaceful. In quiet, quietly. " I will depart in quiet." Shak. Out of quiet, disturbed; restless.
[Obs.] "She is much out of quiet." Shak.
(Qui"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quieting.]
1. To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.
2. To calm; to appease; to pacify; to lull; to allay; to tranquillize; as, to quiet the passions; to quiet clamors
or disorders; to quiet pain or grief.
Quiet yourselves, I pray, and be at peace.Shak.
(Qui"et), v. i. To become still, silent, or calm; often with down; as, be soon quieted down.
(Qui"et*age) n. Quietness. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Qui"et*er) n. One who, or that which, quiets.
(Qui"et*ism) n. [Cf. F. quiétisme.]
1. Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference; apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) The system of the Quietists, who maintained that religion consists in the withdrawal of
the mind from worldly interests and anxieties and its constant employment in the passive contemplation
of God and his attributes.
(Qui"et*ist), n. [Cf. F. quiétiste.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth
century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See Quietism.
(Qui`et*is"tic) a. Of or pertaining to the Quietists, or to Quietism.