quotidian

  1. found in the ordinary course of events

    Synonyms : everyday, mundane, routine, unremarkable, workaday
    Examples :
    • there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute

quisling

  1. someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force

    Synonyms : collaborationist, collaborator
    Type Of : traitor, treasonist

qualm

  1. a mild state of nausea

    Synonyms : queasiness, squeamishness
    Type Of : nausea, sickness
  2. uneasiness about the fitness of an action

    Synonyms : misgiving, scruple
    Type Of : anxiety

quell

  1. suppress or crush completely

    Synonyms : quench, squelch
    Type Of : conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress
  2. overcome or allay

    Synonyms : appease, stay
    Type Of : conform to, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy, fill, fit
    Examples :
    • quell my hunger

quixotic

  1. not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

    Synonyms : romantic, wild-eyed
    Examples :
    • as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood

quibble

  1. argue over petty things

    Synonyms : bicker, brabble, niggle, pettifog, squabble
    Type Of : argue, contend, debate, fence
    Examples :
    • Let's not quibble over pennies
  2. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

    Synonyms : cavil, quiddity
    Type Of : evasion, equivocation
  3. evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

    Type Of : fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt, circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade

quintessential

  1. representing the perfect example of a class or quality

quirk

  1. a strange attitude or habit

    Synonyms : crotchet, oddity, queerness, quirkiness
    Type Of : strangeness, unfamiliarity
  2. a narrow groove beside a beading

    Type Of : channel, groove
  3. twist or curve abruptly

    Type Of : twist
    Examples :
    • She quirked her head in a peculiar way

querulous

  1. habitually complaining

    Synonyms : fretful, whiney, whiny

quarry

  1. animal hunted or caught for food

    Synonyms : prey
    Type Of : fauna, animal, beast, creature, brute, animate being
  2. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

    Synonyms : fair game, prey, target
    Type Of : victim
  3. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

    Synonyms : pit, stone pit
    Type Of : excavation
    Examples :
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
  4. extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

    Type Of : tap, exploit
    Examples :
    • quarry marble