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English definition of “quite”

quite

adverb [not gradable]  /kwɑɪt/ us  

quite adverb [not gradable] (VERY)

to a large degree: School is quite different from what it once was. quite a Quite a is used before some nouns to emphasize the large number, amount, or size of the subject referred to: We’ve had quite a lot of rain this year. There were quite a few (= a lot) of people waiting in line. She had quite a bit (= a lot) to say to him when he finally showed up. I hadn’t seen Rebecca in quite a while (= for a long time).

quite adverb [not gradable] (COMPLETELY)

completely: Quite frankly, the thought of performing terrifies me. I’m not quite done yet. I’m not quite sure I understand.

quite adverb [not gradable] (REALLY)

really or truly: Winning this contest was quite an accomplishment. It was quite a remarkable speech.
(Definition of quite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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