the silent treatment

Definition of the silent treatment

: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

silent play
  1. : making no utterance : mute, speechless

  2. : indisposed to speak : not loquacious

  3. : free from sound or noise : still

  1. : a motion picture made without spoken dialogue

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

  2. : the techniques or actions customarily applied in a specified situation

  3. : a substance or technique used in treating


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