Quite



[kwahyt] /kwaɪt/

adverb
1.
completely, wholly, or entirely:
quite the reverse; not quite finished.
2.
actually, really, or truly:
quite a sudden change.
3.
to a considerable extent or degree:
quite small; quite objectionable.
/kwaɪt/
adverb
1.
to the greatest extent; completely or absolutely: you’re quite right, quite the opposite
2.
(not used with a negative) to a noticeable or partial extent; somewhat: she’s quite pretty
3.
in actuality; truly: he thought the bag was heavy, but it was quite light, it’s quite the thing to do
4.
(not used with a negative) quite a, of an exceptional, considerable, or noticeable kind: quite a girl, quite a long walk
5.
quite something, a remarkable or noteworthy thing or person
sentence substitute
6.
Also quite so. an expression used to indicate agreement or assent
adv.

early 14c., adverbial form of Middle English quit, quite (adj.) “free, clear” (see quit (adj.)). Originally “thoroughly;” the weaker sense of “fairly” is attested from mid-19c.

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