Leisurely vs Quiet - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between leisurely and quiet

is that leisurely is characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk while quiet is with little or no sound; free from of disturbing noise.

As an adverb leisurely

is in a leisurely manner.

As a verb quiet is

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

As a noun quiet is

the absence of sound; quietness.

leisurely

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk.
  • * 1900', , Chapter I,
  • Warwick passed through one of the wide brick arches and traversed the building with a leisurely step.

    Derived terms

    * leisureliness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a leisurely manner.
  • *1943 , (Raymond Chandler), The High Window , Penguin 2005, p. 37:
  • *:Sunset Crescent Drive curved leisurely north from Sunset Boulevard, well beyond the Bel-Air Country Club golf-course.
  • quiet

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • With little or no sound; free from of disturbing noise.
  • Having little motion or activity; calm.
  • Not busy, of low quantity.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=8 citation , passage=It was a casual sneer, obviously one of a long line. There was hatred behind it, but of a quiet , chronic type, nothing new or unduly virulent, and he was taken aback by the flicker of amazed incredulity that passed over the younger man's ravaged face.}}
  • Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
  • Not showy; undemonstrative.
  • a quiet''' dress; '''quiet''' colours; a '''quiet movement

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * loud * sounded * vocal

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become quiet, silent, still, tranquil, calm.
  • When you quiet , we can start talking.
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * (become quiet) quiet down, quieten * (cause to become quiet) quiet down, quieten

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • the absence of movement; stillness, tranquility
  • Usage notes

    Often confused with quite .

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