Synonyms and Antonyms of stillness

  1. 1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance dozing in the warm stillness of a summer afternoon Synonyms calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, calm, tranquillity (or tranquility)Related Words lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxednessNear Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  2. 2 incapacity for or restraint from speaking from the couple's tense stillness I sensed that they had been quarreling just before I arrived Synonyms dumbness, muteness, speechlessness, silenceRelated Words inarticulacy, inarticulateness, voicelessness; reserve, reticence, reticency, taciturnityNear Antonyms communication, speaking, talking; eloquence, fluency, volubility; chattiness, garrulousness, loquaciousness, loquacity, talkativeness, talkiness; verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness

  3. 3 the near or complete absence of sound the only thing that broke the stillness of the garden was the droning of a bee Synonyms hush, quiet, quietness, quietude, still, silenceRelated Words calm, lull, peace, peacefulness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Near Antonyms babel, blare, bluster, cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, din, hubbub, racket, rattle, roar, tumult, uproarAntonyms noise, sound, unquietness

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