quite

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
quite /kwaɪt/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. completely or entirely:not quite finished.
  2. actually, really, or truly:This represents quite a sudden change for her.
  3. to a considerable extent:He is quite young to be walking.
See -quit-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quite  (kwīt),USA pronunciation  adv. 
  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.
  • Middle English, adverb, adverbial use of quit(e), a variant of quit(te) quit1, the meaning of the two forms not being distinct in Middle English 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quite /kwaɪt/ adv
  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
  4. quite a ⇒ (not used with a negative) of an exceptional, considerable, or noticeable kind: quite a girl, quite a long walk
  5. quite somethinga remarkable or noteworthy thing or person
sentence substitute
  1. Also: quite so an expression used to indicate agreement or assent
Etymology: 14th Century: adverbial use of quite (adj) quit
USAGE
very

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Collocations: is quite [different, hot, good, interesting], am quite [happy, excited] about, they are quite similar, more...

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