Quietly vs Stealthily - What's the difference?

quietly | stealthily |


As adverbs the difference between quietly and stealthily

is that quietly is in a quiet manner while stealthily is in a stealthy manner, furtively.

quietly

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In a quiet manner.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.}}

    Antonyms

    * loudly

    stealthily

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a stealthy manner, furtively.
  • * 1912 : (Edgar Rice Burroughs), (Tarzan of the Apes), Chapter 5
  • So intent was he upon this personal appraisement of his features that he did not hear the parting of the tall grass behind him as a great body pushed itself stealthily through the jungle; nor did his companion, the ape, hear either, for he was drinking and the noise of his sucking lips and gurgles of satisfaction drowned the quiet approach of the intruder.