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Reserved vs. Quiet

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  • Reserved (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of reserve

  • Reserved (adjective)

    Slow to reveal emotion or opinions.

    "He was a quiet, reserved person."

  • Reserved (adjective)

    Set aside for a particular person or purpose.

    "I'm sorry, sir, but these are reserved seats."

  • 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."

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  • Reserved (adjective)

    slow to reveal emotion or opinions

    "he is a reserved, almost taciturn man"

  • Reserved (adjective)

    kept specially for a particular person

    "a reserved seat"

  • 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
  • Reserved (adjective)

    Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as, reserved troops; a reserved seat in a theater.

  • Reserved (adjective)

    Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank.

  • Quiet (adjective)

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

  • Quiet (adjective)

    Free from noise or disturbance; hushed; still.

  • Quiet (adjective)

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

  • Quiet (adjective)

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

  • Quiet (adjective)

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

  • Quiet (noun)

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

  • Quiet (noun)

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

  • Quiet

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

  • Quiet

    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 (verb)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Reserved (adjective)

    set aside for the use of a particular person or party

  • Reserved (adjective)

    marked by self-restraint and reticence;

    "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"

  • Reserved (adjective)

    cool and formal in manner

  • Quiet (noun)

    a period of calm weather;

    "there was a lull in the storm"

  • Quiet (noun)

    an untroubled state; free from disturbances

  • Quiet (noun)

    the absence of sound;

    "he needed silence in order to sleep"

    "the street was quiet"

  • Quiet (noun)

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  • Quiet (verb)

    become quiet or quieter;

    "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

  • Quiet (verb)

    make calm or still;

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

  • Quiet (adjective)

    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"

  • Quiet (adjective)

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

    "a quiet audience at the concert"

    "the room was dark and quiet"

  • Quiet (adjective)

    not showy or obtrusive;

    "clothes in quiet good taste"

  • Quiet (adjective)

    in a softened tone;

    "hushed voices"

    "muted trumpets"

    "a subdued whisper"

    "a quiet reprimand"

  • Quiet (adjective)

    without untoward incident or disruption;

    "a placid existence"

    "quiet times"

  • Quiet (adjective)

    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"

  • Quiet (adjective)

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

  • Quiet (adverb)

    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"

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