Definition of 'quite'
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They can lose a hopeless case but quite legally claim their huge costs. The Sun (2017)But the statistics tell a quite different story. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Wales were quite good at it for an hour in two of their three summer internationals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet neither of the other two left his team up against it quite like this one. The Sun (2017)It helps that he is quite well known now. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The building society is quite frank about not being an international bank. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That worked out so well it was soon quite a regular thing. The Sun (2016)Obviously we are all used to protesters not being quite what they say they are. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Talk to her again to be quite sure. The Sun (2017)It was more than a persona, but not quite a comedy character. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This has not been the case for quite some time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We will see hospitals spread their wings quite widely within different regions and across regions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Are you quite sure of your own discretion? Daniel Deronda (1876)You can be big as well as quite poor. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is something not quite right about the human condition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My parents were shocked but they took the whole thing quite well. The Sun (2012)The story of the marsh harriers says quite clearly that such a thing can be done. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Neither team were quite good enough to get into a winning position and hold steady. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Something was not quite right in that sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What is innocent in one country might mean something quite different in another. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The basis of its case appears quite arbitrary and rests on contentious historical documentation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have all ended up doing quite well. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sometimes parents are surprised to find that they are not quite sure themselves which is the correct way to be clean. Good Habits, Bad Habits (1994)He was quite open about it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As his prediction suggests, he does not quite see it like that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You make the jump when you're quite happy somewhere. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)I give him quite a lot of stick and he quite likes it. The Sun (2010)Some households have become home owners because of lack of choice and as a last resort - quite out of character with images of the tenure. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)Quite out of character, he didn't fluff it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'quite'
British English: quite /kwaɪt/ ADVERB
Quite means a bit but not a lot.
I quite like her but she's not my best friend.
- American English: quite
- Arabic: فِعْلاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: completamente
- Chinese: 相当
- Croatian: prilično
- Czech: docela
- Danish: temmelig
- Dutch: behoorlijk
- European Spanish: absolutamente
- Finnish: aivan
- French: plutôt assez
- German: ziemlich
- Greek: αρκετά
- Italian: abbastanza
- Japanese: かなり
- Korean: 상당히
- Norwegian: ganske
- Polish: całkiem
- European Portuguese: completamente
- Romanian: destul
- Russian: вполне
- Spanish: absolutamente
- Swedish: ganska
- Thai: ค่อนข้างจะ
- Turkish: oldukça
- Ukrainian: досить
- Vietnamese: khá
Definition of quite from the Collins English Dictionary
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