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quite / kwīt/ • adv. 1. to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; absolutely; completely: it's quite out of the question are you quite certain about this? this is quite a different problem I quite agree quite frankly, I don't blame you. ∎  very; really (used as an intensifier): “You've no intention of coming back?” “I'm quite sorry, but no, I have not.” 2. to a certain or fairly significant extent or degree; fairly: it's quite warm outside I was quite embarrassed, actually she did quite well at school he's quite an attractive man.• interj. (also quite so) Brit. expressing agreement with or understanding of a remark or statement: “I don't want to talk about that now.” “Quite.”PHRASES: not quite not completely or entirely: my hair's not quite dry she hasn't quite got the hang of it yet.quite a —— (also often ironic quite the ——) used to indicate that the specified person or thing is perceived as particularly notable, remarkable, or impressive: quite a party, isn't it? it's been quite a year quite the little horsewoman, aren't you?quite a fewsee few.quite a lot (or a bit) a considerable number or amount of something: my job involves quite a lot of travel he's quite a bit older than she is.quite some1. a considerable amount of: she hasn't been seen for quite some time. 2. informal way of saying quite a.quite somethingsee something.quite the thing dated socially acceptable: she was quite the thing in heels and stockings and lipstick.