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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

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Silence":

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How to use silence in a sentence?

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Since nothing is absolute, there is no absolute silence, only an appearance of temporary peace.

  2. Ari Wilkenfeld:

    We are hopeful that Congress and the OSC will investigate this case in a timely and comprehensive manner, this matter concerns HHS's response to the coronavirus, and its failure to protect its employees and potentially the public. The retaliatory efforts to intimidate and silence our client must be opposed.

  3. Saadi Shirazi:

    Hast thou not perfect excellence, ?tis best To keep thy tongue in silence, for ?tis this Which shames a man; as lightness does attest The nut is empty, nor of value is.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Any form of art can be known only in deep silence, to be in silence is to be receptive - No sooner you become receptive, you become woman, it has nothing to do with gender, its a quality, which is why woman is epitome of Receptivity!”

  5. Kahlil Gibron:

    I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; Yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Images & Illustrations of silence

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