In AmE, we usually use "quite" as "very" or "to a great extent". I will leave it to one of our British speakers to explain their usage.
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Hello, I recently realized that I've been treating the word "quite" as the equivalent of "very". If something is "quite good" I'd have assumed it meant "very good", and I know that is correct to most English speaking countries. But I found that in Britain when something is "quite good" is not "very good", it means "slightly good".
My question is: Is this just an exemption or it applies to every "quite + something"? When I say in Britain that "the movie was quite interesting" does it mean that it was boring?
Last edited by salvador.dal1950; 03-May-2014 at 20:38.