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Quiet vs. Shy

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Quietadjective

With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.

‘I can't hear the music; it is too quiet.’;

Shyadjective

Easily frightened; timid.

Quietadjective

Having little motion or activity; calm.

‘the sea was quiet’; ‘a quiet night at home’; ‘all quiet on the Western front’;

Shyadjective

Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.

‘He is very shy with strangers.’;

Quietadjective

Not busy, of low quantity.

‘The traffic was quiet for a Monday morning.’; ‘Business was quiet for the season.’;

Shyadjective

Cautious; wary; suspicious.

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Quietadjective

Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

‘He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.’;

Shyadjective

(informal) Short, insufficient or less than.

‘By our count your shipment came up two shy of the bill of lading amount.’; ‘It is just shy of a mile from here to their house.’;

Quietadjective

Not showy; undemonstrative.

‘a quiet dress’; ‘quiet colours’; ‘a quiet movement’;

Shyadjective

Embarrassed. en

Quietadjective

(software) Requiring little or no interaction.

‘a quiet install’;

Shyverb

(intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.

‘I shy away from investment opportunities I don't understand.’;

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Quietverb

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

‘When you quiet, we can start talking.’;

Shyverb

(intransitive) To jump back in fear.

‘The horse shied away from the rider, which startled him so much he shied away from the horse.’;

Quietverb

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.’;

Shyverb

(transitive) to throw sideways with a jerk; to fling

‘to shy a stone; to shy a slipper’;

Quietnoun

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.’;

Shynoun

An act of throwing.

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Quietnoun

the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

Shynoun

A place for throwing.

‘coconut shy’;

Quietinterjection

Be quiet.

‘Quiet! The children are sleeping.’;

Shynoun

A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Quietadjective

In a state of rest or calm; without stir, motion, or agitation; still; as, a quiet sea; quiet air.

‘They . . . were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.’;

Shynoun

In the Eton College wall game, a point scored by lifting the ball against the wall in the calx.

Quietadjective

Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.

Shyadjective

Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.

‘The horses of the army . . . were no longer shy, but would come up to my very feet without starting.’;

Quietadjective

Not excited or anxious; calm; peaceful; placid; settled; as, a quiet life; a quiet conscience.

‘That son, who on the quiet state of manSuch trouble brought.’;

Shyadjective

Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.

‘What makes you so shy, my good friend? There's nobody loves you better than I.’; ‘The embarrassed look of shy distressAnd maidenly shamefacedness.’;

Quietadjective

Not giving offense; not exciting disorder or trouble; not turbulent; gentle; mild; meek; contented.

‘The ornament of a meek and quiet spirit.’; ‘I will sit as quiet as a lamb.’;

Shyadjective

Cautious; wary; suspicious.

‘I am very shy of using corrosive liquors in the preparation of medicines.’; ‘Princes are, by wisdom of state, somewhat shy of thier successors.’;

Quietadjective

Not showy; not such as to attract attention; undemonstrative; as, a quiet dress; quiet colors; a quiet movement.

Shyadjective

Inadequately supplied; short; lacking; as, the team is shy two players.

Quietnoun

The quality or state of being quiet, or in repose; as an hour or a time of quiet.

Shyadjective

owing money to the pot; - in cases where an opponent's bet has exceeded a player's available stake or chips, but the player chooses to continue playing the hand before adding the required bet to the pot.

Quietnoun

Freedom from disturbance, noise, or alarm; stillness; tranquillity; peace; security.

‘And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet.’;

Shyverb

To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; - said especially of horses.

Quietverb

To stop motion in; to still; to reduce to a state of rest, or of silence.

Shyverb

To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.

Quietverb

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.’;

Shynoun

A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Quietverb

To become still, silent, or calm; - often with down; as, be soon quieted down.

Shynoun

A side throw; a throw; a fling.

‘If Lord Brougham gets a stone in his hand, he must, it seems, have a shy at somebody.’;

Quietnoun

a period of calm weather;

‘there was a lull in the storm’;

Shynoun

a quick throw;

‘he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman’;

Quietnoun

an untroubled state; free from disturbances

Shyverb

start suddenly, as from fight

Quietnoun

the absence of sound;

‘he needed silence in order to sleep’; ‘the street was quiet’;

Shyverb

throw quickly

Quietnoun

a disposition free from stress or emotion

Shyadjective

lacking self-confidence;

‘stood in the doorway diffident and abashed’; ‘problems that call for bold not timid responses’; ‘a very unsure young man’;

Quietverb

become quiet or quieter;

‘The audience fell silent when the speaker entered’;

Shyadjective

easily startled or frightened

Quietverb

make calm or still;

‘quiet the dragons of worry and fear’;

Shyadjective

short;

‘eleven is one shy of a dozen’;

Quietadjective

characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity;

‘a quiet life’; ‘a quiet throng of onlookers’; ‘quiet peace-loving people’; ‘the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years’;

Shyadjective

wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things;

‘shy of strangers’;

Quietadjective

free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound;

‘a quiet audience at the concert’; ‘the room was dark and quiet’;

Shyadjective

nervous or timid in the company of other people

‘I was pretty shy at school’; ‘a shy smile’;

Quietadjective

not showy or obtrusive;

‘clothes in quiet good taste’;

Shyadjective

slow or reluctant to do (something)

‘the wealthy have become less shy of displaying their privilege’;

Quietadjective

in a softened tone;

‘hushed voices’; ‘muted trumpets’; ‘a subdued whisper’; ‘a quiet reprimand’;

Shyadjective

having a dislike of or aversion to a specified thing

‘he was very car shy when he came here’;

Quietadjective

without untoward incident or disruption;

‘a placid existence’; ‘quiet times’;

Shyadjective

(of a wild mammal or bird) reluctant to remain in sight of humans

‘otters are very shy animals’;

Quietadjective

free from disturbance;

‘a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay’; ‘the quiet waters of a lagoon’; ‘a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky’; ‘a smooth channel crossing’; ‘scarcely a ripple on the still water’; ‘unruffled water’;

Shyadjective

less than; short of

‘the shares are 29p shy of their flotation price’;

Quietadjective

of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.

Shyadjective

before

‘he left school just shy of his fourteenth birthday’;

Quietadverb

with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly');

‘her hands rested quietly in her lap’; ‘the rock star was quietly led out the back door’; ‘sit here as quiet as you can’;

Shyadjective

(of a plant) not bearing flowers or fruit well or prolifically.

Quietadjective

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’;

Shyverb

(especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement

‘their horses shied at the unfamiliar sight’;

Quietadjective

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

‘the street below was quiet, little traffic braving the snow’;

Shyverb

avoid doing or becoming involved in (something) due to nervousness or a lack of confidence

‘don't shy away from saying what you think’;

Quietadjective

without being disturbed or interrupted

‘all he wanted was a quiet drink’;

Shyverb

fling or throw (something) at a target

‘he tore the spectacles off and shied them at her’;

Quietadjective

carried out discreetly, secretly, or with moderation

‘we wanted a quiet wedding’; ‘I'll have a quiet word with him’;

Shynoun

a sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.

Quietadjective

(of a person) mild and reserved by nature

‘his quiet, middle-aged parents’;

Shynoun

an act of flinging or throwing something at a target.

Quietadjective

expressed in a restrained or understated way

‘Molly spoke with quiet confidence’;

Quietadjective

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

Quietnoun

absence of noise or bustle; silence; calm

‘the ringing of the telephone shattered the early morning quiet’;

Quietnoun

freedom from disturbance or interruption by others

‘he understood her wish for peace and quiet’;

Quietnoun

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

‘after several months of comparative quiet, the scandal re-erupted in August’;

Quietverb

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’;

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