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Quite suggests a higher degree than fairly. It can modify adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns.

With non-gradable adjectives and adverbs quite means completely.

With gradable adjectives and adverbs, quite means something like fairly or rather.

Quite is not used directly before comparatives. We use other words like rather, much or a bit.

This rule, however, has an exception. Quite can be used before better.

With nouns

We use quite a/an before a noun with a gradable adjective or no adjective.

With non-gradable adjectives, quite comes after a/an.

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