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quite adv
1 to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich" [syn: rather]
2 to the greatest extent; completely; "you're quite right"; "she was quite alone"; "was quite mistaken"; "quite the opposite"; "not quite finished"; "did not quite make it"
3 of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative); "her victory was quite something"; "she's quite a girl"; "quite a film"; "quite a walk"; "we've had quite an afternoon" [syn: quite a, quite an]
4 actually or truly or to an extreme; "was quite a sudden change"; "it's quite the thing to do"; "quite the rage"; "Quite so!"

User Contributed Dictionary



quit, quite.



  1. misspelling of quiet


  1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly.
    The work is not quite done; you are quite mistaken.
  2. To a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably.
    The car is quite damaged.
    I find him quite adorable.
  3. To a moderate extent or degree (tone of speech will often indicate this almost conflicting usage)
    Well, I quite like the painting.
    Work was quite OK today.
    Work went quite well today.


  • French: tout à fait, complètement
  • Hungarian: teljesen
  • Polish: całkowicie, całkiem
to a great extent
to a moderate extent
  • French: assez
  • Hungarian: meglehetősen
  • Polish: całkiem


  1. An indication of emphatic agreement.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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