AskDefine | Define quietude

Dictionary Definition

quietude n : a state of peace and quiet [syn: tranquillity, tranquility, quietness]

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English

Etymology

quietudo, from quietus, from past participle of quiescere.

Pronunciation

  • AHD: kwī ' ĭ - to͞od, -tyo͞od

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Buddha-like composure, Oriental calm, arrangement, array, ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, calm disposition, calm of mind, calmness, composure, conciseness, concord, contemplation, cool, coolheadedness, coolness, countenance, curtness, dead, dead of night, deathlike silence, deployment, disposal, disposition, dumbness, easy mind, economy of words, formation, golden silence, harmony, hush, hush of night, icy calm, imperturbability, imperturbation, inaudibility, indisturbance, laconicalness, laconism, law and order, layout, lineup, lucid stillness, lull, marmoreal repose, marshaling, mental composure, mum, muteness, nirvana, noiselessness, obmutescence, order, orderliness, organization, pauciloquy, peace, peace and quiet, peace of mind, peacefulness, philosophic composure, philosophicalness, philosophy, placidity, placidness, proportion, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quiet life, quiet mind, quietism, quietness, regularity, repose, rest, restfulness, routine, sangfroid, satori, serenity, setup, shortness, silence, silentness, silken repose, sleep, slumber, solemn silence, soothingness, soundlessness, sparingness of words, speechlessness, still, stillness, structure, symmetry, system, tacitness, taciturnity, terseness, tomblike silence, tranquillity, uniformity, unloquaciousness, unruffledness, untalkativeness, whisht, wise passiveness, wordlessness
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