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Synonyms for silence
ˈsaɪ ləns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silence(noun)

    the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)

    "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"

    Synonyms:
    secrecy, quiet, muteness, secretiveness

    Antonyms:
    sound

  2. silence, quiet(noun)

    the absence of sound

    "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"

    Synonyms:
    tranquility, placidity, repose, serenity, muteness, secretiveness, secrecy, quiet, lull, tranquillity

    Antonyms:
    sound

  3. muteness, silence(noun)

    a refusal to speak when expected

    "his silence about my contribution was surprising"

    Synonyms:
    mutism, quiet, muteness, secrecy, secretiveness

    Antonyms:
    sound

  4. secrecy, secretiveness, silence(verb)

    the trait of keeping things secret

    Synonyms:
    concealment, privateness, closeness, muteness, privacy, secretiveness, secrecy, quiet

    Antonyms:
    sound

  5. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up(verb)

    cause to be quiet or not talk

    "Please silence the children in the church!"

    Synonyms:
    button up, calm, lock away, put away, ease, sleek over, calm down, quiet down, whitewash, lock, hush up, close up, quieten, quiet, lock up, quiesce, still, tranquillise, shut up, pipe down, allay, clam up, keep mum, lull, shut away, relieve, gloss over, be quiet, hush, dummy up, lock in, tranquilize, belt up, tranquillize

    Antonyms:
    sound

  6. silence(verb)

    keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

    "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

    Synonyms:
    shut up, hush, hush up, quieten, still

    Antonyms:
    sound

Wiktionary

  1. silence(noun)

    Synonyms:
    quietness, hush, whist

  2. silence(noun)

    be quiet

    Can you silence the crowd, so we can start the show?

    Synonyms:
    quietness, whist, hush

  3. silence(noun)

    To suppress criticism etc.

    During silence a message came to me that there was that of God in every person.

    Synonyms:
    quietness

  4. silence(noun)

    To block gene expression.

    You have the right to silence, said the police officer.

    Synonyms:
    quietness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silence

    Synonyms:
    hush, speechlessness, stillness, taciturnity

    Antonyms:
    address, address, discourse, disquisition, dissertation, harangue, language, oration, oratory, sermon, speaking, speech, talk, utterance

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silence(n)

    Synonyms:
    taciturnity, stillness, calm, peace, hush, muteness, secrecy, oblivion

    Antonyms:
    garrulity, loquacity, talkativeness, chatter, noise, brawl, clamor, clatter, din, babel, tumult, agitation, restlessness, storm, unrest, roar, bruit, reverberation, resonance, commotion, cackling, proclamation, publicity, fame, rumor, remembrance, repute, celebrity

  2. silence(v)

    Synonyms:
    still, stifle, hush, allay, quiet, calm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. silence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stillness, noiselessness, quiet, calm

  2. silence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    taciturnity, muteness, dumbness

  3. silence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    oblivion, obscurity

  4. silence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    still, hush, gag, stifle, muzzle, muffle, put to silence

  5. silence(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    allay, quiet, calm, put to rest, put an end to

  6. silence(interj.)

    Synonyms:
    hush, whist, mum, soft, tush, chut, tut, be still, be silent, hold your tongue

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. silence(n)

    Synonyms:
    stillness, quietness, taciturnity, muteness, reserve, secrecy

  2. silence(v)

    Synonyms:
    still, hush, quiet, suppress, lull, quell, appease

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    silent, quiet, mute, silenzio, hush, -silence, sllence, silênce, sorry.-quiet, muting

How to pronounce silence?

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Karen
Australian
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Veena
Indian

How to say silence in sign language?

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How to use silence in a sentence?

  1. The Vatican spokesman:

    There was not a time of silence in this sense, i can only say the pope was listening with great respect, and listening also to the prayer of the monk showing the relics and this was all.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    We shall have to repent in this generation , not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.

  3. The Refined Poet:

    Thundering in my head; the sound of silence overwhelms.

  4. Abderrahmane Sissako:

    You should not minimize what NATO did in Libya. This was a major factor yet there has been a silence over this.

  5. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross:

    There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.


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