He couldn't get quite high enough

can anyone explain the quite high enough sentence meaning with one word. is that meaning of too much high.

  • What do you mean by "with one word"? As far as I can tell, you have the meaning backwards. It's not too much, it's not little Aug 19, 2018 at 7:16
  • not quite [adjective] = almost, close to, nearly [adjective], but not exactly Aug 19, 2018 at 11:33

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It is difficult to explain in a single word, but to understand your example sentence

He couldn't get quite high enough

think of

He could get high enough
He had sufficient height to achieve success

then the negation

He couldn't get high enough
He was to short or low to achieve success


He couldn't get quite high enough
He was too short by a small amount


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