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Definition of "quite" [quite]

  • To the greatest extent; completely: quite alone; not quite finished. See Usage Note at perfect. (adverb)
  • Actually; really: I'm quite positive about it. (adverb)
  • To a degree; rather: quite soon; quite tasty. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quite" in a sentence
  • ""But you look quite well -- _quite_ well," she insisted."
  • "Once or twice she said that though "Frank was adamant" when she had wished to get closer in touch with his interests and sympathies when he was quite a young man, yet she was always _quite_ in sympathy with her eldest son."
  • "He was so clever, so distinguished, he had his eyes and his voice and his whole self so perfectly under control, that she never could be quite, _quite_ sure -- but now!"