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Synonyms for quiescent
kwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-qui·es·cent

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  1. quiescentadjective

    still, tranquil

  2. quiescentadjective

    Inactive, at rest, quiet.

    The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave.

    still, tranquil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quiescentadjective

    not active or activated

    "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"

    active, unquiet

  2. quiescentadjective

    marked by a state of tranquil repose

    "the quiescent melancholy of the town"

    active, unquiet

  3. quiescentadjective

    being quiet or still or inactive

    active, unquiet

  4. quiescentadjective

    (pathology) causing no symptoms

    "a quiescent tumor"

    active, unquiet

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quiescentadjective

    quiet, resting, still, dormant, motionless, at rest, at a stand, stock-still, standing still

  2. quiescentadjective

    silent, not sounded

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "quiescent":

    resting, dormancy, rest

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  1. Pam Peeke:

    If your body no longer takes in high volumes of fat or sugar, then one day out of the blue you dump a load of fat and sugar in your body, physiologically your gastrointestinal tract will react, your gut enzymes as well as bile have to go into overdrive, as they have been quiescent. This is a hardship on the body and trust me, you'll pay for it with diarrhea, upset stomach, and bloating.

  2. Thomas Rando:

    Ketone bodies arise when the body uses fat for energy, but they also push stem cells into a quiescent state that protects them during deprivation, in this state, they are protected from environmental stress, but they are also less able to regenerate damaged tissue.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pestilent
    • B. plaguey
    • C. pettish
    • D. agreeable

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