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quite

adverb
 
 
/kwaɪt/
NOT COMPLETELY UK A2 a little or a lot but not completely: I'm quite tired, but I'm happy to walk a little further. He's quite attractive but not what I'd call gorgeous.Some and quite
VERY US very: My sister and I are quite different.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
COMPLETELY B1 completely: The two situations are quite different. Are you quite sure you want to go?Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressionsComplete and wholeVery and extreme
not quite B2 almost but not completely: I'm not quite sure that I understand this. He didn't get quite enough votes to win.AlmostMerely and barely
quite a bit/a few/a lot, etc A2 a large amount or number: There are quite a few letters for you here. He's changed quite a bit.Large in number or quantity
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