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Synonyms for silence

Synonyms for (noun) silence

Synonyms: muteness, silence Definition: a refusal to speak when expected Usage: his silence about my contribution was surprising

Similar words: uncommunicativeness Definition: the trait of being uncommunicative

Synonyms: silence, secrecy, secretiveness Definition: the trait of keeping things secret

Similar words: uncommunicativeness Definition: the trait of being uncommunicative

Synonyms: quiet, silence Definition: the absence of sound Usage: he needed silence in order to sleep; the street was quiet

Similar words: sound property Definition: an attribute of sound

Synonyms: silence Definition: the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking) Usage: there was a shocked silence; he gestured for silence

Similar words: condition, status Definition: a state at a particular time Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations

Synonyms for (verb) silence

Synonyms: hush, hush up, still, shut up, silence, quieten Definition: cause to be quiet or not talk Usage: Please silence the children in the church!

Similar words: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress Definition: to put down by force or authority Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

Synonyms: silence Definition: keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure Usage: All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power

Similar words: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress Definition: to put down by force or authority Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires