Serene vs. Quiet

By Jaxson

  • Serene (adjective)

    Peaceful, calm, unruffled.

    “She looked at her students with joviality and a serene mentality.”

  • Serene (adjective)

    Without worry or anxiety; unaffected by disturbance.

  • Serene (adjective)

    fair and unclouded (as of the sky); clear; unobscured.

  • Serene (adjective)

    Used as part of certain titles, originally to indicate sovereignty or independence.

    “Her Serene Highness”

  • Serene (verb)

    To make serene.

  • Serene (noun)

    Serenity; clearness; calmness.

  • Serene (noun)

    Evening air; night chill.

  • Serene (noun)

    A fine rain from a cloudless sky after sunset.

  • Quiet (adjective)

    With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.

    “I can’t hear the music; it is too quiet.”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    Having little motion or activity; calm.

    “the sea was quiet”

    “a quiet night at home”

    “all quiet on the Western front”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    Not busy, of low quantity.

    “The traffic was quiet for a Monday morning.”

    “Business was quiet for the season.”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

    “He’s a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    Not showy; undemonstrative.

    “a quiet dress”

    “quiet colours”

    “a quiet movement”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    Requiring little or no interaction.

    “a quiet install”

  • Quiet (verb)

    To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.

    “When you quiet, we can start talking.”

  • Quiet (verb)

    To cause someone to become quiet.

    “Can you quiet your child? He’s making lots of noise.”

    “The umpire quieted the crowd, so the game could continue in peace.”

  • Quiet (noun)

    The absence of sound; quietness.

    “There was a strange quiet in the normally very lively plaza.”

    “We need a bit of quiet before we can start the show.”

  • Quiet (noun)

    the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

  • Quiet (interjection)

    Be quiet.

    “Quiet! The children are sleeping.”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    making little or no noise

    “I was as quiet as I could be, but he knew I was there”

    “the car has a quiet, economical engine”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    (of a place, period of time, or situation) without much activity, disturbance, or excitement

    “the street below was quiet, little traffic braving the snow”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    without being disturbed or interrupted

    “all he wanted was a quiet drink”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    carried out discreetly, secretly, or with moderation

    “we wanted a quiet wedding”

    “I’ll have a quiet word with him”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    (of a person) mild and reserved by nature

    “his quiet, middle-aged parents”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    expressed in a restrained or understated way

    “Molly spoke with quiet confidence”

  • Quiet (adjective)

    (of a colour or garment) unobtrusive; not bright or showy.

  • Quiet (noun)

    absence of noise or bustle; silence; calm

    “the ringing of the telephone shattered the early morning quiet”

  • Quiet (noun)

    freedom from disturbance or interruption by others

    “he understood her wish for peace and quiet”

  • Quiet (noun)

    a peaceful or settled state of affairs in social or political life

    “after several months of comparative quiet, the scandal re-erupted in August”

  • Quiet (verb)

    make or become silent, calm, or still

    “the journalists quieted down as Judy stepped on to the dais”

    “there are ways of quieting kids down”

Oxford Dictionary

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