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Synonyms for silence
ˈsaɪ lənssi·lence

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Wiktionary2.6 / 5 votes

  1. silencenoun

    quietness, whist, hush

  2. silencenoun

    To make something silent.

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

    quietness, hush, whist

  3. silencenoun

    Form of meditative worship practiced by the Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting for worship.

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


  4. silencenoun

    The action of refraining from speaking.

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


Princeton's WordNet2.8 / 4 votes

  1. silencenoun

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

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

    secrecy, quiet, muteness, secretiveness


  2. silence, quietnoun

    the absence of sound

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

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


  3. muteness, silencenoun

    a refusal to speak when expected

    "his silence about my contribution was surprising"

    mutism, quiet, muteness, secrecy, secretiveness


  4. secrecy, secretiveness, silenceverb

    the trait of keeping things secret

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


  5. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush upverb

    cause to be quiet or not talk

    "Please silence the children in the church!"

    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


  6. silenceverb

    keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

    "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

    shut up, hush, hush up, quieten, still


Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. silencenoun

    stillness, noiselessness, quiet, calm

  2. silencenoun

    taciturnity, muteness, dumbness

  3. silencenoun

    oblivion, obscurity

  4. silenceverb

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

  5. silenceverb

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

  6. silenceinterj.

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 2 votes

  1. silencenoun

    stillness, quietness, taciturnity, muteness, reserve, secrecy

  2. silenceverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "silence":

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

Nicknames2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of known nicknames for "Silence":

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  1. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    I think it is wrong for the federal government to force Christian individuals, businesses, pastors, churches to participate in wedding ceremonies that violate our sincerely held religious beliefs, we have to stand up and fight for religious liberty. That's where this fight is going. The left wants to silence us, Hillary Clinton wants to silence us, we're not going away.

  2. Joseph Benigno:

    It is time that we embrace the attitude that our silence does an extraordinary disservice to Texas AM. Our silence fosters hate.

  3. Willie Jessop:

    The sounds of silence, do you get it? We should have known he was a perv. Didn't see it. How do you miss this? It was written on the subway walls. But the silence like a cancer grew.

  4. Volodymyr Zelensky:

    The war — what's more opposite than music ? we defend our freedom. To live. To love. To sound. In our land, we are fighting Russia which brings horrible silence with their bombs. The dead silence. Fill the silence with your music ! Fill it today. To tell our story. Tell the truth about war.

  5. Amit Ray:

    Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.

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