Synonyms and Antonyms of silent
1 deliberately refraining from speech the suddenly silent child had to be prompted to say hello Synonyms of silent dumb, mum, mute, muted, speechless, uncommunicative, wordless Words Related to silent inarticulate, tongue-tied; nonvocal, voiceless; dumbstruck; sulking, sulky, sullen Near Antonyms of silent articulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble, well-spoken; gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky; outspoken, unreserved, vocal; facile, glib, silver-tongued, smooth-tongued Antonyms of silent communicative, speaking, talking
2 tending not to speak frequently (as by habit or inclination) a naturally silent boy, he was often overshadowed by his louder siblings Synonyms of silent closemouthed, dumb, laconic, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative Words Related to silent aloof, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, reserved, restrained; sedate, self-contained, sober, staid; backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, modest, retiring, self-effacing, sheepish Near Antonyms of silent free-spoken, outspoken, vocal; gossipy, talebearing; diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy; extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociable Antonyms of silent blabby, chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, motormouthed, mouthy, talkative, talky, unreserved
3 mostly or entirely without sound the room was so silent that you could have heard the proverbial pin drop Synonyms of silent hushed, muted, noiseless, quiet, quieted, soundless, still, stilly Words Related to silent calm, peaceable, peaceful, serene, tranquil Near Antonyms of silent boisterous, clamorous, clangorous, clattering, clattery, raucous, rip-roaring, roaring, roistering, tumultuous Antonyms of silent noisy, rackety, unquiet, uproarious
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