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still

adverb

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(Entry 1 of 4)

1 without motion
  • the cat sat absolutely still, watching as the mouse began to make its way across the floor

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2 in spite of that
  • their star player was injured in yesterday's game; still, it looks like he will be able to play today

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still

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of still (Entry 2 of 4)

1 free from disturbing noise or uproar
  • the town's streets are usually still and peopleless in the early morning hours

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2 free from storms or physical disturbance
  • the air was ominously still as dark clouds gathered in the distance

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3 mostly or entirely without sound
  • in his paintings Paul Gauguin depicts a still tropical paradise inhabited by mute and motionless natives

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still

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of still (Entry 3 of 4)

1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance
  • in the still of the forest he could relax and forget his worries

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2 the near or complete absence of sound
  • a loud noise shattered the still of the night

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still

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of still (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to bring (something) to a standstill
  • it seemed as though nothing could still the fighting

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2 to free from distress or disturbance
  • reading a book helps me to relax and still my mind before going to bed

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3 to stop the noise or speech of
  • the conversation was abruptly stilled by a loud crash from the next room

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The first known use of still was before the 12th century

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“Still.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/still. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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