Quite - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kwaɪt|  American pronunciation of the word quite
Brit.  |kwʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word quite

adverb

- to a degree (not used with a negative)(syn: rather)

quite tasty
quite soon
quite ill
quite rich

- to the greatest extent; completely

you're quite right
she was quite alone
was quite mistaken
quite the opposite
not quite finished

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

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

- actually or truly or to an extreme

was quite a sudden change
it's quite the thing to do
quite the rage

Examples

I am quite capable of doing it myself, thank you.

They assured me that I was quite mistaken.

We hadn't quite made up our minds.

She's quite right, you know.

I quite forgot your birthday.

No one realized quite what was happening.

Quite why he left is unclear.

That is not quite what I said.

Irene Franey, a little older than I, was quite a beauty.

The work is not quite finished.

I am quite well.

we've had quite an afternoon

it's quite the thing to do

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