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Learner's definition of QUITE  
: to a very noticeable degree or extent : very
Quite is a more forceful word than fairly but it is a less forceful word than extremely. It is used more often in British English than in U.S. English, but it is not an unusual or rare word in U.S. English.
   b  — used to make a statement more forceful — often used with a, an, or the before a noun
: completely or entirely
: exactly or precisely
British  — used to express agreement

quite a bit

— see 1bit

quite a few

— see 1few

quite the contrary

— see 1contrary
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