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quite    : [kw'ɑɪt]
Quite \Quite\ (kw[imac]t), v. t. & i.
See {Quit}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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Quite \Quite\ (kw[imac]t), adv. [F. quitte discharged, free,
clear; cf. OF. quitement freely, frankly, entirely. See
{Quit}, a.]
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1. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the
work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished;
to be quite mistaken.
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Man shall not quite be lost, but saved who will.
--Milton.
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The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and
arise from quite contrary principles. --Spectator.
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2. To a great extent or degree; very; very much;
considerably. "Quite amusing." --Macaulay.
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He really looks quite concerned. --Landor.
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The island stretches along the land and is quite
close to it. --Jowett
(Thucyd. ).
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quite
adv 1: to a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty";
"quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich" [synonym: {quite},
{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" [synonym: {quite}, {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!"

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "quite":
OK, Roger, a bit, a little, absolutely, actually, all, all in all,
all right, all told, almighty, alright, alrighty, altogether, amen,
as you say, assuredly, awfully, aye, by all means, certainly,
clean, clearly, cleverly, completely, considerably, da, decidedly,
definitely, demonstrably, entirely, exactly, exceedingly,
extremely, fairly, far, fine, for a certainty, for real, fully,
hear, honestly, in a measure, in a way, in all, in all conscience,
in some measure, in toto, indeed, indeedy, indubitably,
irretrievably, irrevocably, it is that, ja, just, just so, kind of,
mais oui, manifestly, mightily, mighty, moderately, most assuredly,
naturally, naturellement, noticeably, observably, obviously,
of course, okay, only too, oui, patently, perfectly, plain, plumb,
positively, powerful, powerfully, precisely, pretty, purely,
rather, real, really, relatively, right, right as rain,
right you are, righto, scarcely, sensibly, seriously, sheer,
significantly, slightly, so, somewhat, sort of, stark, sure,
sure thing, surely, terribly, terrifically, that is so, thoroughly,
to a degree, to be sure, to some extent, totally, truly,
unambiguously, undeniably, undoubtedly, unequivocally,
unmistakably, unrelievedly, unreservedly, utterly, verily, very,
very much, very well, visibly, well and good, wholly, why yes,
without doubt, yea, yeah, yep, yes, yes indeed, yes indeedy,
yes sir, yes sirree, you are right, you said it, you speak truly



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  • QUITE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    quite definition: 1 completely: 2 used to express that you are not certain about something: 3 used to show agreement with someone's opinion: Learn more
  • COMPROMISE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    compromise definition: 1 an agreement in an argument in which the people involved reduce their demands or change their opinion in order to agree: 2 to accept that you will reduce your demands or change your opinion in order to reach an agreement with someone: 3 to allow your principles to be less… Learn more





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