quite, adv. 1. completely, wholly, entirely, totally, fully, altogether; in all, in all respects, with no exception, across the board, from A to Z, Latin, in toto, from tip to toe, from head to toe; utterly, thoroughly, positively, absolutely, out and out, perfectly; clean, right, sheer, stark, Inf. plumb.
2. actually, truly, really, in reality, in truth, Archaic. forsooth, in fact, indeed, Archaic, verily, veritably; certainly, assuredly.
3. considerably, noticeably, very, exceedingly, remarkably, surprisingly, excessively; enormously, hugely, vastly, highly.
quittance, n. 1. reward, recompense, Literary. guerdon, requital, retribution, repayment; reparation, amends, redress, atonement, expiation; compensation, indemnification, satisfaction; payment, remuneration, reimbursement, defrayal, defrayment, remittance.
2. discharge, release, acquittance, clearance; settlement, liquidation, redemption; receipt, voucher.
quitter, n. Informal. 1. defeatist, Sl. cop out.
2. shirker, slacker, loafer, malingerer, Sl. goldbrick, Sl. goof-off, Brit, skulker, Brit. Sl. scrimshanker; welsher, Inf. skip.
3. deserter, runaway, fugitive, truant; turncoat, renegade, backslider.
quiver, v. 1. quaver, vibrate, tremble, shake, shudder, shiver, convulse, tremor, quake; palpitate, pitapat, beat, pulse, pulsate, throb, thump, pound; flicker, flutter, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, alternate; waver, wobble, waggle, totter, teeter, teeter-totter; wave or sway to and fro, flap, flop, toss, swish, wag, dangle; ripple, wave, undulate, purl; jerk, move, twitch, velli-cate, jump, start.
-n. 2. quivering, quaver, quavering, vibration, vibrating, tremble, trembling, shake, shaking; shudder, shuddering, shiver, shivering, tremor, quake, quaking; palpitation, pitapat, beating, pulsing, pulsation, throbbing, thumping, pounding; flicker, flickering, flutter, fluttering, osillation, fluctuation, vacillation, alternation; waver, wavering, wobbling, tottering, teetering, flapping, swaying to and fro, flopping, tossing, swishing, wagging, dangling; ripple, rippling, waving, undulation, purling; jerk, jerking, twitch, twitching, vellication, jump, start.
quivering, adj. quivery, quavering, quavery, quaver-ous, vibrating, trembling, trembly, tremulous, tremulant, shaking, shaky; quaking, quaky, shuddering, shuddery, shivering, shivery; flickering, flickery, fluttering, fluttery, oscillating, oscillatory, vacillating, vac-illant, vacillatory, wavering; fluctuating, fluctuant, moving, rippling, ripply, waving, wavy, undulating, undulant, undular, undulatory.
quixotic, adj. impractical, impracticable, unrealistic, fanciful, notional; fantastic, visionary, chimerical, rhapsodical, romantic, ideal, utopian; imaginary, whimsical, dreamy, in the clouds; useless, inutile, inefficacious, ineffective, inoperative, unserviceable; starry-eyed, wild, absurd, mad, madcap, crackpot, preposterous, ridiculous; impulsive, rash, temerarious, daredevil, foolhardy, reckless, headlong, precipitate; adventurous, chivalrous, gallant, courageous, doughty; valorous, brave, valiant, heroic.
quixotism, n. 1. impracticability, unrealisticness, fancifulness, romanticism; imagination, invention, whimsy; futility, uselessness, ineffectiveness; knight-errantry, chivalrousness, gallantry, courage, valor; foolhardiness, impulsiveness, rashness, madness, delirium.
2. caprice, whim, quirk, vagary, fancy, Archaic. maggot, crotchet, notion; fantasy, illusion, vision, chimera, hallucination; dream, daydream, castle in the air, castle in Spain, Inf. pipe dream, reverie, flight of