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silence

520 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[sˈa͡ɪləns], [sˈa‍ɪləns], [s_ˈaɪ_l_ə_n_s]
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Synonyms for Silence:

deafness (noun)

deaf-mute, deafness, stone-deafness.

dumbness (noun)

dumbness, muteness, speechlessness, taciturnity, voicelessness.

non-resonance (noun)

deadness, dullness, flatness, non-resonance.

silence (noun)

hush, inaudibility, lull, noiselessness, soundlessness, stillness.

quiet (verb)

deaden, dull, muffle, quiet, still, turn down.

silence (verb)

mute, shush.

Other synonyms and related words:

Arriere Pensee, Inarticulateness, Misprision, Overmatch, Silentness, abash, absence of noise, absence of sound, absence of voice, absorb, after that, allay, alleviate, always, anagoge, answer, answer conclusively, anticyclone, aphonia, aphony, appease, argue down, asphyxiate, assassinate, assuage, ataraxia, ataraxy, be quiet, be silent, be still, become silent, becripple, belt up, blacklist, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bottle up, brain, break, break the back, break the neck, brevity, briefness, bring down, brusqueness, bump off, burn to death, bury, button up, cabala, cacoepy, calm, calm down, calmly, calmness, can it, censor, censorship, check, choke, choke off, clam, clam up, clamp down on, clandestinity, clinch a question, clinch an argument, close up, closeness, composure, conceal, concealment, conciseness, confidentiality, confound, confute, constantly, contemplation, contradict, control, controvert, cool it, coolly, cork, cork up, cover up, crack down on, cramp, cripple, crush, cry down, curb, curtains, curtness, cut down, cut short, cut to pieces, damp, damp down, dampen, de-emphasize, dead, dead air, dead calm, dead of night, deal a deathblow, death, decease, deck, decrease the volume, defeat, deflate, demise, demolish, deny, deprive of power, despatch, destroy, disable, disarm, disconfirm, discourage, disenable, disintegrate, dismiss, dismissal, dispatch, dispose of, disprove, disqualify, dissolution, do away with, do for, do in, double up, drop, drown, dry up, dully, dumb, dumbfound, dumbly, dummy, dummy up, dysphony, ease, economy of words, eliminate, emasculate, enchain, erase, evasion, even more, ever, execute, explode, expose, extinguish, facelessness, faintly, fall silent, falsetto, fell, finish, floor, foil, frag, gag, garrote, garrotte, gently, get, give the quietus, gloss over, gun down, hamstring, handcuff, have, hidden meaning, hide, hit, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold down, hold in, hold one's tongue, hugger mugger, hugger-muggery, huggermugger, humble, humiliate, hush one's mouth, hush up, hush-hush, ice, imperturbability, implicit, in restraint of, inactivity, inarticulate, inaudible, incapacitate, incinerate, incommunicative, indistinctly, inertly, inexpression, inhibit, interdiction, interval between periods, invalidate, iron curtain, jugulate, jump on, keep down, keep it down, keep mum, keep quiet, keep secret, keep under, keep under control, kill off, lack of sound, laconicalness, laconism, lame, lapidate, lay low, lightly, limbo, liquidate, lock, lock away, lock in, lock up, lower, lucid stillness, maim, make motionless, manacle, marmoreal repose, mental reserve, mildly, mitigate, mollify, monopolize, mortify, motionless, motionlessly, muffled, muffledly, mum, murmur, muted, mutedly, mutely, muzzle, mystery, negative, neglect to call, neglect to write, neutralize, nevertheless, nirvana, noiseless, noiselessly, nonacceptance, nonplus, not a word, nowhere, nowheresville, nullify, oblivion, obmutescence, obscurity, occult meaning, occultness, of silence, overawe, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overset, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, pacify, paralyze, parry, passing, patiently, pauciloquy, pax, peace, peace of mind, peaceably, peacefully, peacefulness, pipe down, pistol, placate, placid, placidity, placidly, placidness, poleax, polish off, pour water on, privacy, privateness, prohibition, propitiate, prostrate, put, put away, put out, put to death, put to silence, quash, quell, quench, quiesce, quiescence, quiescency, quiet down, quiet orquieten, quieten, quieten down, quietism, quietly, quietness, quietude, quietus, ratten, raucity, rebut, rebuttal, redargue, reduce to silence, refusal, refute, reject, rejection, relieve, render powerless, repose, repress, reservation, reserve, resistance, respite, rest, rest period, restfulness, restrain, restraint, reticence, reticent, revolt, riddle, rub out, sandbag, satori, saturninity, say nothing, scotch the snake, secrecy, secretiveness, secretness, send flying, serene, serenely, serenity, settle, shackle, shame, shoot, shoot to death, shortness, shotgun, shut, shut away, shut down, shut down on, shut off, shut up, silent, silently, silken repose, sit down on, sit on, slay, sleek over, sleep, slight, slowly, sluggishly, slumber, smash, smash all opposition, smoothly, smother, snub, snuff out, soft pedal, soften, softly, solitariness, solitude, soothe, soundless, soundlessly, soundproof, sparingness of words, speechless, speechlessly, spike the guns, sprain, squash, squelch, stab to death, stammer, stamp out, stanch, static, statue-like repose, stifle, stone, stone to death, stop, stop the mouth, strangle, strike dead, strike dumb, stultify, subdue, subvert, suffocate, sulk, sullenness, suppress, suppression, suppression of truth, surmount, tacit, take down, take life, tardily, temper, tenderly, terseness, throttle, tie the hands, tone down, tonelessness, tongue-tie, trample out, trample underfoot, tranquility, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillity, tranquillize, tranquilly, trip, trip up, truss, truss up, uncommunicative, uncommunicativeness, undercurrent, underhand dealing, undermine, unfit, unhinge, unloquaciousness, untalkativeness, upset, vaporise, vaporize, veto, want of voice, waste, waylay, whist, white lie, whitewash, wise passiveness, without motion, wordlessness, write 'finis' to, zap.

Quotes for Silence:

  1. Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge. Aime Cesaire.
  2. The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence Marie Corelli.
  3. I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. Georg Trakl.

Idioms of Silence:

  1. break the silence
  2. Silence gives consent.;
  3. reduce sm to silence
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