incapacity for or restraint from speaking <the violinist expects complete silence from the audience during his concerts> Near Antonyms communication
the near or complete absence of sound <the silence of the garden was refreshing after the din of the party inside> Near Antonyms babel
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> Near Antonyms character
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