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