Synonyms and Antonyms of silent
1 deliberately refraining from speech <the suddenly silent child had to be prompted to say hello> Synonyms dumb, mum, mute, muted, speechless, uncommunicative, wordless Related Words inarticulate, tongue-tied; nonvocal, voiceless; dumbstruck; sulking, sulky, sullen Near Antonyms articulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble, well-spoken; gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky; outspoken, unreserved, vocal; facile, glib, silver-tongued, smooth-tongued Antonyms communicative, speaking, talking
2 tending not to speak frequently (as by habit or inclination) <a naturally silent boy, he was often overshadowed by his louder siblings> Synonyms closemouthed, dumb, laconic, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative Related Words aloof, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, reserved, restrained; sedate, self-contained, sober, staid; backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, modest, retiring, self-effacing, sheepish Near Antonyms free-spoken, outspoken, vocal; gossipy, talebearing; diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy; extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociable Antonyms blabby, chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, motormouthed, mouthy, talkative, talky, unreserved
3 mostly or entirely without sound <the room was so silent that you could have heard the proverbial pin drop> Synonyms hushed, muted, noiseless, quiet, quieted, soundless, still, stilly Related Words calm, peaceable, peaceful, serene, tranquil Near Antonyms boisterous, clamorous, clangorous, clattering, clattery, raucous, rip-roaring, roaring, roistering, tumultuous Antonyms noisy, rackety, unquiet, uproarious
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