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muted

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of muted

  1. 1 mostly or entirely without sound the muted cry of a frightened witness to a murder Synonyms of muted hushed, silent, noiseless, quiet, quieted, soundless, still, stillyWords Related to muted calm, peaceable, peaceful, serene, tranquilNear Antonyms of muted boisterous, clamorous, clangorous, clattering, clattery, raucous, rip-roaring, roaring, roistering, tumultuousAntonyms of muted noisy, rackety, unquiet, uproarious

  2. 2 not excessively showy painted with muted colors Synonyms of muted conservative, low-key (also low-keyed), quiet, repressed, restrained, sober, subdued, toned-down, understated, unflashy, unpretentiousWords Related to muted appropriate, becoming, fit, fitting, proper, suitable; modest, plain, simple, unadorned, undecorated; inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive; graceful, handsome, refined, tasteful; drab, mousy (or mousey); practical, sensibleNear Antonyms of muted meretricious; graceless, inelegant, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy, vulgar; baroque, fancy, frilly, gilded (or gilt), ornate, rococo; overdecorated, overdone, overwroughtAntonyms of muted flamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, ostentatious, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)

  3. 3 deliberately refraining from speech she was unexpectedly muted in the presence of her literary idol Synonyms of muted dumb, mum, mute, silent, speechless, uncommunicative, wordlessWords Related to muted inarticulate, tongue-tied; nonvocal, voiceless; dumbstruck; sulking, sulky, sullenNear Antonyms of muted articulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble, well-spoken; gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky; outspoken, unreserved, vocal; facile, glib, silver-tongued, smooth-tonguedAntonyms of muted communicative, speaking, talking



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