noisy vs quiet vs silent
- full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
- attracting attention by showiness or bright colors
What would you say to Mrs So-and-so who has called to complain about a noisy neighbour?
People feared the development would cause traffic gridlock and claimed noisy fans would make their lives a misery.
The result was a lengthy and noisy competition in self-abasement and mutual re-assurance.
- a period of calm weather
- an untroubled state; free from disturbances
- the absence of sound
- a disposition free from stress or emotion
- become quiet or quieter
- make calm or still
- (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
- not showy or obtrusive
- (of the sun) characterized by a low level of surface phenomena, such as sunspots
- characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
- free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
- with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly')
She is simply bartering goodies in return for comparative quietness.
Jim had hustled over quietly and begun to help out with the horseshoeing, expecting ridicule from the likes of Hugh Glass or old Zeke Williams, who had just arrived at the rendezvous, but, to his surprise, the fact that he was married to a woman of such pure fire produced the very opposite of the effect he had feared.
Now the word "prayer" to non-Muslim readers will evoke an image of people perhaps silently clasping their hands together, leaning forward in a pew, and either silently, to themselves, or in a quiet tone, speaking heartfeltly to God.