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

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.