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QUITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quite mean? 

QUITE (adverb)
  The adverb QUITE has 4 senses:

1. to a degree (not used with a negative)
2. to the greatest extent; completely
3. of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
4. actually or truly or to an extreme

  Familiarity information: QUITE used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUITE (adverb)


Sense 1quite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a degree (not used with a negative)

Synonyms:

quite; rather

Context examples:

quite tasty / quite soon / quite ill / quite rich


Sense 2quite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To the greatest extent; completely

Context examples:

you're quite right / she was quite alone / was quite mistaken / quite the opposite / not quite finished / did not quite make it


Sense 3quite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)

Synonyms:

quite a; quite an; quite

Context examples:

her victory was quite something / she's quite a girl / quite a film / quite a walk / we've had quite an afternoon


Sense 4quite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Actually or truly or to an extreme

Context examples:

was quite a sudden change / it's quite the thing to do / quite the rage / Quite so!


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