Definition Quite

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Definition

(he's) quite (handsome): (he's) fairly, reasonably, rather, somewhat (handsome)
adverb
Note that "quite" can mean both "very" and "rather", depending on its context:

I am quite fond of her. I rather like her.
She is quite smart. She is rather intelligent.
There are quite a few customers complaining. There are lots of customers complaining.
Those figures don't seem quite right. Those figures don't seem totally correct.
There are not quite as many guests as there were last time. There are slightly fewer guests than last time.

(-What a beautiful day!) -Quite!: (-What a beautiful day!) -You're right, I agree, absolutely!
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: These strawberries are quite tasty.
US: Yes, they are quite tasty. And not quite as expensive as the last batch.

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