[ US /ˈkwaɪt/ ]
  1. to a degree (not used with a negative)
    quite rich
    quite ill
    quite soon
    quite tasty
  2. of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
    we've had quite an afternoon
    quite a film
    her victory was quite something
    quite a walk
    she's quite a girl
  3. to the greatest extent; completely
    was quite mistaken
    did not quite make it
    not quite finished
    she was quite alone
    you're quite right
    quite the opposite
  4. actually or truly or to an extreme
    it's quite the thing to do
    was quite a sudden change
    Quite so!
    quite the rage
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How To Use quite In A Sentence

  • It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.
  • And we -- it does extent all the way up toward Jacksonville, all the way down into West Palm Beach, all the way over to Fort Myers, and northward, almost kind of budging into the pan -- the Big Bend area, almost into the Panhandle, but not quite just yet. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004
  • Tåkern is quite a large lake and in olden times it must have been larger still. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
  • He hadn't got quite enough money, but his aunt agreed to make up the difference.
  • Tre is going to be on suntan lotion duty quite a lot on the cruise. The Sun
  • He was a strapping lad with broad shoulders and quite tall.
  • There's a spirit in England that is quite different from anyplace else.
  • Now, you two, that's quite enough. Sit down and be quiet.
  • In the end, though, Smith was beginning to realise the futility of trying to liberate a proletariat that seemed quite content to remain unliberated.
  • Coco Stylewood baby lounger, which is quite fitting, because your pet is totally your baby as well. bostonkayla on 2008-09-24 15: 46: 19 view bostonkayla's Apartment Therapy Main
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