the silent treatment

Definition of the silent treatment

  1. :  the act of ignoring someone because one is angry at him or her Whenever she gets mad at me, she gives me the silent treatment.

Word by Word Definitions

silentplay
  1. :  making no utterance :  mute, speechless

    :  indisposed to speak :  not loquacious

    :  free from sound or noise :  still

treatmentplay
  1. :  the act or manner or an instance of treating someone or something :  handling, usage

    :  the techniques or actions customarily applied in a specified situation

    :  a substance or technique used in treating


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