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quiescence

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Synonyms and Antonyms of quiescence

  1. 1 a state of temporary inactivity the resort community's social scene is lively during the summer but undergoes a deep quiescence during the long winter Synonyms cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, dormancy, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, abeyance, suspended animation, suspense, suspensionRelated Words inaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoffNear Antonyms recommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitationAntonyms continuance, continuation

  2. 2 lack of action or activity was struck by the elk's quiescence as it just stood there in the clearing Synonyms dormancy, idleness, inactivity, inertness, nonaction, inactionRelated Words indolence, inertia, languor, lassitude, laziness, lethargy, listlessness, shiftlessness, sleepiness, sloth, sluggishness; dallying, loafing, lolling, loungingNear Antonyms animateness, briskness, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vivacity; assiduity, assiduousness, business, diligence, employment, industriousness, industry, occupationAntonyms action, activeness, activity


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