Associations to the word «Quite»


QUITE, adverb. (heading) To the greatest extent or degree; completely, entirely.
QUITE, adverb. With verbs, especially past participles. [from 14thc.]
QUITE, adverb. With prepositional phrases and spatial adverbs. [from 15thc.]
QUITE, adverb. With predicative adjectives. [from 15thc.]
QUITE, adverb. With attributive adjectives, following an (especially indefinite) article; chiefly as expressing contrast, difference etc. [from 16thc.]
QUITE, adverb. Preceding nouns introduced by the indefinite article. Chiefly in negative constructions. [from 16thc.]
QUITE, adverb. With adverbs of manner. [from 17thc.]
QUITE, adverb. (heading) In a fully justified sense; truly, perfectly, actually.
QUITE, adverb. Coming before the indefinite article and an attributive adjective. (Now largely merged with moderative senses, below.) [from 17thc.]
QUITE, adverb. With plain adjectives, past participles, and adverbs. [from 18thc.]
QUITE, adverb. Coming before the definite article and an attributive superlative. [from 18thc.]
QUITE, adverb. Before a noun preceded by an indefinite article; now often with ironic implications that the noun in question is particularly noteworthy or remarkable. [from 18thc.]
QUITE, adverb. Before a noun preceded by the definite article. [from 18thc.]
QUITE, adverb. (now rare) With prepositional or adverbial phrases. [from 18thc.]
QUITE, adverb. To a moderate extent or degree; somewhat, rather. [from 19thc.]
QUITE, interjection. (chiefly UK) Indicates agreement; "exactly so".
QUITE, noun. (bullfighting) A series of passes made with the cape to distract the bull.
QUITE A BIT, adverb. (idiomatic) considerably

Dictionary definition

QUITE, adverb. To a degree (not used with a negative); "quite tasty"; "quite soon"; "quite ill"; "quite rich".
QUITE, adverb. 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".
QUITE, adverb. 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".
QUITE, adverb. Actually or truly or to an extreme; "was quite a sudden change"; "it's quite the thing to do"; "quite the rage"; "Quite so!".

Wise words

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