Quiet vs. Simple

Quiet vs. Simple — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Quiet and Simple

Quietadjective

Making or characterized by little or no noise

a quiet library.a quiet street.a quiet, well tuned engine.

Simpleadjective

Having few parts or features; not complicated or elaborate

a house with a simple floor plan.

Quietadjective

Free of turmoil and agitation; calm

a quiet lake.a quiet place in the country.

Simpleadjective

Easy to understand, do, or carry out

a simple set of instructions.a simple chore.

Quietadjective

Providing or allowing relaxation; restful; soothing

a quiet afternoon nap.a quiet tune on the flute.

Simpleadjective

Having or composed of only one thing, element, or part

a simple chemical substance.

Quietadjective

Not showy or bright; subdued

a room decorated in quiet colors.

Simpleadjective

Being without additions or modifications; mere

a simple "yes" or "no.".

Quietadjective

Restrained, as in style; understated

a quiet strength.a quiet life.

Simpleadjective

(Biology) Having no divisions or branches; not compound

a simple leaf.a simple eye or lens.

Quietadjective

Out of public scrutiny; known or discussed by few

wanted to keep the incident quiet until after the election.

Simpleadjective

(Music) Being without figuration or elaboration

a simple tone.

Quietnoun

The quality or condition of being quiet

"A menacing quiet fills the empty streets" (Time).

Simpleadjective

Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned

a simple dress.

Quietverb

To cause to become quiet

The teacher quieted the students.

Simpleadjective

Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments

simple living.

Quietverb

To make (a title) secure by freeing from uncertainties or adverse claims as to the ownership.

Simpleadjective

Not pretentious, guileful, or deceitful; humble or sincere

a simple child.told us about his achievement in the simplest manner.

Quietverb

To become quiet

The child wouldn't quiet down for me.

Simpleadjective

Having or showing little intelligence, education, or experience

simple people who have trouble understanding health regulations.

Quietadjective

With little or no sound; free of disturbing noise.

I can't hear the music; it is too quiet.

Simpleadjective

Lowly in condition or rank

a simple woodcutter.

Quietadjective

Having little motion or activity; calm.

the sea was quieta quiet night at homeall quiet on the Western front

Simplenoun

A medicinal plant or the medicine obtained from it.

Quietadjective

Not busy, of low quantity.

The traffic was quiet for a Monday morning.Business was quiet for the season.

Simpleadjective

Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.

Quietadjective

Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.

He's a very quiet man usually, but is very chatty after a few beers.

Simpleadjective

Without ornamentation; plain.

Quietadjective

Not showy; undemonstrative.

a quiet dressquiet coloursa quiet movement

Simpleadjective

Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.

Quietadjective

(software) Requiring little or no interaction.

a quiet install

Simpleadjective

Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.

Quietverb

To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.

When you quiet, we can start talking.

Simpleadjective

Trivial; insignificant.

Quietverb

To cause someone to become quiet.

Can you quiet your child? He's making lots of noise.The umpire quieted the crowd, so the game could continue in peace.

Simpleadjective

Feeble-minded; foolish.

Quietnoun

The absence of sound; quietness.

There was a strange quiet in the normally very lively plaza.We need a bit of quiet before we can start the show.

Simpleadjective

Structurally uncomplicated.

Quietnoun

the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility

Simpleadjective

(chemistry) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.

Quietinterjection

Be quiet.

Quiet! The children are sleeping.

Simpleadjective

(mathematics) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.

Quietnoun

a period of calm weather;

there was a lull in the storm

Simpleadjective

(botany) Not compound, but possibly lobed.

Quietnoun

an untroubled state; free from disturbances

Simpleadjective

Using steam only once in its cylinders, in contrast to a compound engine, where steam is used more than once in high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

Quietnoun

the absence of sound;

he needed silence in order to sleepthe street was quiet

Simpleadjective

(zoology) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.

a simple ascidian

Quietnoun

a disposition free from stress or emotion

Simpleadjective

(mineralogy) Homogenous.

Quietverb

become quiet or quieter;

The audience fell silent when the speaker entered

Simpleadjective

(obsolete) Mere; not other than; being only.

Quietverb

make calm or still;

quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Simplenoun

(medicine) A herbal preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.

Quietadjective

characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity;

a quiet lifea quiet throng of onlookersquiet peace-loving peoplethe factions remained quiet for almost 10 years

Simplenoun

A physician.

Quietadjective

free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound;

a quiet audience at the concertthe room was dark and quiet

Simplenoun

(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.

Quietadjective

not showy or obtrusive;

clothes in quiet good taste

Simplenoun

(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.

Quietadjective

in a softened tone;

hushed voicesmuted trumpetsa subdued whispera quiet reprimand

Simplenoun

(weaving) A drawloom.

Quietadjective

without untoward incident or disruption;

a placid existencequiet times

Simplenoun

(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

Quietadjective

free from disturbance;

a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid baythe quiet waters of a lagoona lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue skya smooth channel crossingscarcely a ripple on the still waterunruffled water

Simplenoun

(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Quietadjective

of the sun; characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sun spots e.g.

Simpleverb

To gather simples, i.e., medicinal herbs.

Quietadverb

with little or no activity or no agitation (`quiet' is a nonstandard variant for `quietly');

her hands rested quietly in her lapthe rock star was quietly led out the back doorsit here as quiet as you can

Simplenoun

any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Simplenoun

a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Simpleadjective

having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved;

a simple problemsimple mechanismsa simple designa simple substance

Simpleadjective

easy and not involved or complicated;

an elementary problem in statisticselementary, my dear Watsona simple gamefound an uncomplicated solution to the problem

Simpleadjective

apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;

only the bare factsshocked by the mere ideathe simple passage of time was enoughthe simple truth

Simpleadjective

exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity;

childlike trustdewy-eyed innocencesimple courtesy

Simpleadjective

lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

Simpleadjective

(botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

Simpleadjective

not elaborate in style; unornamented;

a simple country schoolhouseher black dress--simple to austerity