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muted

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of muted

  1. 1 mostly or entirely without sound <the muted cry of a frightened witness to a murder> Synonyms hushed, silent, noiseless, quiet, quieted, soundless, still, stillyRelated Words calm, peaceable, peaceful, serene, tranquilNear Antonyms boisterous, clamorous, clangorous, clattering, clattery, raucous, rip-roaring, roaring, roistering, tumultuousAntonyms noisy, rackety, unquiet, uproarious

  2. 2 not excessively showy <painted with muted colors> Synonyms conservative, low-key (also low-keyed), quiet, repressed, restrained, sober, subdued, toned-down, understated, unflashy, unpretentiousRelated Words appropriate, becoming, fit, fitting, proper, suitable; modest, plain, simple, unadorned, undecorated; inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; graceful, handsome, refined, tasteful; drab, mousy (or mousey); practical, sensibleNear Antonyms meretricious; graceless, inelegant, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy, vulgar; baroque, fancy, frilly, gilded (or gilt), ornate, rococo; overdecorated, overdone, overwroughtAntonyms flamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, ostentatious, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)

  3. 3 deliberately refraining from speech <she was unexpectedly muted in the presence of her literary idol> Synonyms dumb, mum, mute, silent, speechless, uncommunicative, wordlessRelated Words inarticulate, tongue-tied; nonvocal, voiceless; dumbstruck; sulking, sulky, sullenNear Antonyms articulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble, well-spoken; gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky; outspoken, unreserved, vocal; facile, glib, silver-tongued, smooth-tonguedAntonyms communicative, speaking, talking





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