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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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