Words That Start With Q: Enhance Your Vocabulary and Language Skills

Discover a variety of words that start with the letter “Q” and enhance your vocabulary with interesting and useful terms.

  1. Quaint- attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
  2. Quake- to shake or tremble.
  3. Qualify- to be entitled to or to meet the standards.
  4. Quality- the standard of something as measured against other things.
  5. Quandary- a state of puzzlement or uncertainty.
  6. Quantify- to express or measure the quantity of.
  7. Quantum- a discrete quantity of energy proportional in magnitude.
  8. Quarantine- a state of isolation to prevent the spread of disease.
  9. Quarry- a place where stone or other materials are extracted.
  10. Quart- a unit of liquid capacity equal to a quarter of a gallon.
  11. Quarter- one-fourth of something; also a coin in the US and Canada.
  12. Quartz- a hard, crystalline mineral.
  13. Quasar- a massive and extremely remote celestial object.
  14. Quaver- to shake or tremble in speaking, typically through nervousness.
  15. Quay- a concrete, stone, or metal platform lying alongside water for loading and unloading ships.
  16. Queen- the female ruler of an independent state.
  17. Queer- strange or odd; also used to describe sexual and gender identities.
  18. Quell- to put an end to, typically by the use of force.
  19. Query- a question, especially one addressed to an official or organization.
  20. Quest- a long or arduous search for something.
  21. Queue- a line or sequence of people awaiting their turn.
  22. Quick- moving fast or doing something in a short time.
  23. Quicken- to make or become faster or more active.
  24. Quid- a British slang for a pound sterling.
  25. Quiet- making little or no noise.
  26. Quill- a main flight feather of a bird.
  27. Quilt- a warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric.
  28. Quintet- a group of five people playing music or singing together.
  29. Quip- a witty remark.
  30. Quirk- a peculiar behavioral habit.
  31. Quit- to leave a place or stop doing something.
  32. Quite- to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree.
  33. Quiver- to tremble or shake due to cold or emotion.
  34. Quiz- a test of knowledge, especially a brief, informal test.
  35. Quota- a fixed share of something that a person or group is entitled to.
  36. Quote- to repeat words from a text or speech by another person.
  37. Quorum- the minimum number of members of an assembly needed to conduct business.
  38. Quota- a fixed share or amount that is expected.
  39. Quoticity- the quality of being quotable or often quoted.
  40. Quotidian- of or occurring every day; daily.
  41. Quixotic- exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic, and impractical.
  42. Quench- to satisfy thirst; to extinguish a fire.
  43. Quibble- to argue or raise objections about a trivial matter.
  44. Quasi- seemingly; apparently but not really.
  45. Quarrel- a heated argument or disagreement.
  46. Quartermaster- a military officer responsible for providing quarters, supplies, transport, etc.
  47. Quasar- a highly luminous astrophysical object.
  48. Quails- small, ground-nesting birds.
  49. Qualitative- concerning quality or qualities.
  50. Quantitative- relating to quantities; measurable.
  51. Quasar- a massive and extremely remote celestial object.
  52. Quant- a quantitative analyst in finance.
  53. Quasi- seemingly or apparently but not really.
  54. Quatrefoil- an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves.
  55. Quesadilla- a tortilla filled with cheese and heated.
  56. Quinsy- a painful pus-filled inflammation of the tonsils.
  57. Quintessence- the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
  58. Quintessential- representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
  59. Quixotic- excessively idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
  60. Quizzical- indicating mild or amused puzzlement.
  61. Quoin- an external angle of a wall or building.
  62. Quicksand- loose wet sand that yields easily to pressure and sucks in anything resting on or falling into it.
  63. Quixotism- impracticality in pursuit of ideals; characterized by rash, lofty romantic ideas.
  64. Quirkiness- the state of being quirky.
  65. Quotable- suitable for or worthy of quoting.
  66. Quotient- the result of division; the number of times one quantity is contained in another.
  67. Quorate- having the number of members necessary to conduct a meeting.
  68. Quodlibet- a philosophical or theological point proposed for disputation; also a musical composition made up of various melodies.
  69. Quaalude- a sedative and hypnotic medication.
  70. Quash- to reject or void, especially by legal procedure.
  71. Quaff- to drink heartily.
  72. Quad- a rectangular area, especially one surrounded by buildings.
  73. Quadrangle- a four-sided plane figure, especially a square or rectangle.
  74. Quadrant- a quarter of a circle or its circumference.
  75. Quadruped- a four-footed animal.
  76. Quandong- Australian trees or shrubs with edible fruit.
  77. Quantal- relating to quantum mechanics.
  78. Quarto- a size of book page resulting from folding each printed sheet into four leaves.
  79. Quaver- a shake or tremble in a person’s voice.
  80. Quayside- the side of a quay; the area next to a quay.
  81. Queasily- in a way that causes nausea or unease.
  82. Queenly- resembling, befitting, or suggestive of a queen.
  83. Queerish- somewhat strange or odd.
  84. Quelled- to have suppressed or ended by force.
  85. Quenchless- not able to be quenched.
  86. Querying- asking questions or expressing doubts.
  87. Queuing- forming or waiting in a line.
  88. Quibbler- a person who argues or raises objections about trivial matters.
  89. Quicklime- a white, caustic, lumpy material made from limestone; used in building and industry.
  90. Quickset- a cutting of a plant, especially hawthorn, that is planted to grow into a hedge.
  91. Quickstep- a fast, lively dance.
  92. Quiescent- in a state or period of inactivity or dormancy.
  93. Quietist- a member of a sect of religious mystics who believe in passive contemplation.
  94. Quietude- a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
  95. Quinary- relating to or based on the number five.
  96. Quinary- consisting of or amounting to five.
  97. Quinate- arranged in groups of five.
  98. Quincentenary- the five-hundredth anniversary of an event.
  99. Quintuple- increase or be increased by five times.
  100. Quisling- a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country.

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