Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
I was feeling quite tired after our walk.
They said the dog was quite badly injured.
We had to wait for quite a long time.
There's quite a steep slope down to the river.
He was quite a good musician.
Are you quite sure you know what to do?
It's quite impossible to keep the house clean when all the children are here.
I don't quite understand the problem.
The drawing's not quite right.
They're doing a marvellous job, but they haven't quite finished.
'Are you ready?' 'Not quite.'
I'm not sure that 'respect' is quite the right word.
I don't know quite why you've come here and I suggest you leave.
We couldn't quite remember where you lived.
'It's not the kind of behaviour we expect from a teacher.' 'Quite.'
'It is most important that the matter should be kept secret.' 'Quite so.'
'Some laws are meant to be broken.' 'Quite right.'
The news came as quite a surprise.
It was quite a competition.
He's been renting the house for quite some time.
They have to walk home and it's quite some distance.
Quite frankly, I don't care if he leaves.
Quite honestly, I don't think there's anything to worry about.
I quite like going to weddings, but I don't want to go to theirs.
We quite enjoyed our day out, in spite of the weather.
With a penny you could buy quite a lot of sweets in those days.
My family have moved around quite a bit since then.
His encouragement and interest inspired quite a few people to take up skiing.
I'll have to introduce you to her – she's quite something.
Young Cardew is quite the gentleman these days.
I believe that shoulder-length hair is quite the fashion.
'Was he angry?' 'No, quite the opposite – he invited me to have dinner with him.'
He's quite the most difficult person I've ever met.
It's quite the best party I've been to in a long time.
'I hope I'm not disturbing you?' 'No, that's quite all right.'
This is the British English definition of quite. View American English definition of quite.