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Synonyms for mute
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person(noun)

    a deaf person who is unable to speak

    Synonyms:
    deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute

    Antonyms:
    articulate

  2. mute(adj)

    a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

    Synonyms:
    deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute

    Antonyms:
    articulate

  3. mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless(adj)

    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

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

    Antonyms:
    articulate

  4. dumb, mute, silent(verb)

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

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

    Antonyms:
    articulate

  5. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

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

    Antonyms:
    articulate

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.

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

    Antonyms:
    communicative, free, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, unreserved

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mute

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dumb, unable to speak, incapable of speech

  2. mute(a.)

    Synonyms:
    silent, speechless, taciturn, mum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mute(a)

    Synonyms:
    dumb, obmutescent, silent, speechless

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    affecté, silent, silence, dumb, tongue-tied, muffler, voiceless, silencer

How to pronounce mute?

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How to say mute in sign language?

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How to use mute in a sentence?

  1. Cicero:

    Law stands mute in the midst of arms.

  2. Maria Montessori:

    Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.

  3. Philip Howard:

    Most history is a record of triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people. The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who made no nuisance of themselves in the world.

  4. Maria Montessori:

    Discipline must come through liberty. We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined.

  5. Mariana Fulger:

    Art is the essence of beauty. The artist, a mute that practiced crying until he managed to shout free of dissonance.


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