- 1to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; absolutely; completely
- 2to a certain or fairly significant extent or degree; moderately; rather
Using quite: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "quite" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I am quite sure that I locked the door.
The movie was quite enjoyable.
She is quite talented at playing the piano.
It's quite cold outside today.
He was quite angry when he found out.
quite Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with quite
There were quite a few people at the party.
used to emphasize that something is completely different from what has just been said
I thought he would be happy, but quite the opposite, he was very upset.
I'm not quite finished with my homework yet.
Origins of quite
from Middle English 'quit', meaning 'free, clear'
Summary: quite in Brief
The adverb 'quite' [kwaɪt] can mean 'to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree' or 'to a certain or fairly significant extent or degree.' It is often used to modify adjectives and verbs, as in 'The movie was quite enjoyable' or 'She is quite talented at playing the piano.' 'Quite' can also be used in phrases like 'quite a few,' 'quite the opposite,' and 'not quite.'