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silence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of silence

  1. 1 incapacity for or restraint from speaking <the violinist expects complete silence from the audience during his concerts> Synonyms dumbness, muteness, speechlessness, stillness Related Words inarticulacy, inarticulateness, voicelessness; reserve, reticence, reticency, taciturnity Near Antonyms communication, speaking, talking; eloquence, fluency, volubility; chattiness, garrulousness, loquaciousness, loquacity, talkativeness, talkiness; verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness

  2. 2 the near or complete absence of sound <the silence of the garden was refreshing after the din of the party inside> Synonyms hush, quiet, quietness, quietude, still, stillness Related Words calm, lull, peace, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility) Near Antonyms babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, din, hubbub, racket, rattle, roar, tumult, uproar Antonyms noise, sound, unquietness

  3. 3 the quality or state of being mostly or completely unknown <the book eventually vanished into the silence that awaits best sellers whose time has past> Synonyms anonymity, facelessness, namelessness, nowhere, nowheresville, obscurityRelated Words oblivion; inconspicuousness, invisibility, invisibleness; insignificance; unpopularityNear Antonyms character, mark, name, note, rep [slang], report, reputation, repute; favor, popularity; importance, significance; distinction, eminence, glory, greatness, honor, illustriousness, note, preeminence, prominence; megastardom, superstardom; cachet, kudos, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature; acclaim, acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), praise, recognition; adoration, idolizationAntonyms celebrity, fame, notoriety, renown




silence

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of silence

  1. 1 to stop the noise or speech of <the instructor quickly silenced anyone who tried to interrupt> <we need to have a repairman come and silence that door alarm> Synonyms dumb, extinguish, hush, mute, quell, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, squelch, still Near Antonyms agitate, stir

  2. 2 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <brutally silenced all political dissent in the country> Synonyms clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, quell, slap down, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressRelated Words douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote




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