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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mute

    Dumb, mute, silent and speechless refer to fact or state; taciturn refers to habit and disposition. The talkative person may be stricken dumb with surprise or terror; the obstinate may remain mute; one may be silent through preoccupation of mind or of set purpose; but the taciturn person is averse to the utterance of thought or feeling and to communication with others, either from natural disposition or for the occasion. One who is silent does not speak at all; one who is taciturn speaks when compelled, but in a grudging way that repels further approach. Reserved suggests more of method and intention than taciturn, applying often to some special time or topic; one who is communicative regarding all else may be reserved about his business. Reserved is thus closely equivalent to uncommunicative, but is a somewhat stronger word, often suggesting pride or haughtiness, as when we say one is reserved toward inferiors. Compare PRIDE.

    close, dumb, reserved, reticent, silent, speechless, taciturn, uncommunicative

    communicative, free, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, unreserved

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mute

    silent, speechless, dumb, taciturn, voiceless, still, death-like

    chattering, talkative, garrulous, loquacious, vocal, tuneful, loud

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb personnoun

    a deaf person who is unable to speak

    deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute


  2. muteadjective

    a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

    deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute


  3. mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordlessadjective

    expressed without speech

    "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe

    wordless, unsaid, silent, unspoken, unexpressed, tongueless, unverbalised, unuttered, unstated, dumb, unverbalized, unvoiced


  4. dumb, mute, silentverb

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

    unspoken, understood, dull, dim, tacit, dense, tongueless, unsounded, soundless, speechless, still, dumb, slow, silent, mum, obtuse, wordless


  5. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone downverb

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

    muffle, wash, stifle, pall, numb, moderate, moisten, weaken, benumb, repress, break, soften, tone down, dull, smother, blunt, deaden, damp, dampen, tame, strangle


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. muteadjective

    dumb, unable to speak, incapable of speech

  2. muteadjective

    silent, speechless, taciturn, mum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. muteadjective

    dumb, obmutescent, silent, speechless

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How to use mute in a sentence?

  1. Pia Fajelagutan:

    Emo Mimes: They rock out to mute blank tapes next door.

  2. Rameshh Shanegar:

    The couple who spoke against the worthless corona protocol in Delhi yesterday have real guts, rest of the people under brutality are spineless and mute spectators and those who are saying against those couple are morons.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The man usually marries after his divorce to have an understanding companion, while the woman largely marries for the second time in search of a mute partner who has nothing in life as own opinion.

  4. Cicero:

    Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

  5. Tionna Clark:

    I had to call my mom soI put it on mute, he got mad and told me, ‘bye bye.’.

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