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hush

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hush

  1. 1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <the storm passed, and a hush fell over the sea> Synonyms calmness, calm, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Related Words lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxednessNear Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  2. 2 the near or complete absence of sound <a hush fell over the auditorium as the lights went down> Synonyms silence, quiet, quietness, quietude, still, stillnessRelated Words calm, lull, peace, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Near Antonyms babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, din, hubbub, racket, rattle, roar, tumult, uproarAntonyms noise, sound, unquietness




hush

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hush

  1. 1 to become still and orderly <the whole room hushed when the queen made her entrance> Synonyms calm (down), chill out [slang], cool, quiet, pipe down, settle (down)Related Words dry up; relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize), unwind, zone outNear Antonyms clown (around), fool around, horse around, monkey (around), show off, skylarkAntonyms act up, carry on, cut up

  2. 2 to stop talking <the talkative lady next to me on the train never hushed once during the whole four-hour trip> Synonyms belt up [British], clam up, dry up, dummy up, shut up, pipe down, quiet (down)Related Words calm (down), cool (down), settle (down); haw, hemNear Antonyms pipe up, sound off, speak out, speak up, spout (off), talk upAntonyms speak, talk

  3. 3 to stop the noise or speech of <he tried to hush the baby by making a lot of silly faces> Synonyms dumb, extinguish, silence, mute, quell, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, squelch, stillNear Antonyms agitate, stir




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