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Synonyms for silent
ˈsaɪ ləntsilent

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  1. silentadjective

    speechless, taciturn, still, dumb, mute, quiet

  2. silentadjective

    Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

    dumb, taciturn, speechless, mute, still, quiet

  3. silentadjective

    Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.

    quiet, mute, still, dumb, taciturn, speechless

  4. silentadjective

    Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent. Parnell. Sir W. Raleigh.

    quiet, dumb, still, mute, speechless, taciturn

  5. silentadjective

    Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in fable.

    speechless, still, quiet, taciturn, mute, dumb

  6. silentadjective

    Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

    mute, quiet, taciturn, speechless, still, dumb

  7. silentadjective

    Without audio capability.

    The Magnavox Odyssey was a silent console.

    speechless, taciturn, still, quiet, dumb, mute

  8. silentadjective

    Hidden, unseen, as a silent voter or silent partner.

    mute, still, quiet, dumb, taciturn, speechless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silent

    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.

    close, dumb, mute, reserved, reticent, speechless, taciturn, uncommunicative

    communicative, free, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, unreserved

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. silent

    still, taciturn, speechless, dormant, quiet, noiseless

    noisy, loquacious, garrulous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silent, soundless, stilladjective

    marked by absence of sound

    "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"

    static, smooth, understood, motionless, placid, inactive, mute, tranquil, soundless, unruffled, mum, dumb, quiet, tacit, unsounded, still, noneffervescent

    audible, communicatory, hearable, explicit, noisy, communicative, expressed, articulate

  2. mum, silentadjective

    failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

    "the witness remained silent"

    soundless, tacit, mute, still, understood, mum, dumb, unsounded

    hearable, articulate, communicatory, audible, explicit, communicative, expressed, noisy

  3. silent, tacit, understoodadjective

    implied by or inferred from actions or statements

    "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"

    soundless, tacit, mute, still, understood, mum, dumb, unsounded

    explicit, communicative, audible, communicatory, noisy, hearable, expressed, articulate

  4. silent, unsoundedadjective

    not made to sound

    "the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"; "in French certain letters are often unsounded"

    soundless, tacit, mute, unfathomed, unplumbed, profound, still, understood, mum, dumb, unsounded

    audible, articulate, communicative, hearable, expressed, explicit, noisy, communicatory

  5. silentadjective

    having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

    "a silent dog whistle"

    soundless, tacit, mute, still, understood, mum, dumb, unsounded

    hearable, expressed, communicative, noisy, articulate, explicit, audible, communicatory

  6. dumb, mute, silentadjective

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

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

    audible, expressed, communicative, hearable, articulate, communicatory, noisy, explicit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. silentadjective

    still, noiseless, quiet, calm

  2. silentadjective

    mute, dumb, TACITURN, speechless, mum, without a word to say

  3. silentadjective

    quiescent, not pronounced, not sounded

  4. silentadjective

    dormant, not active

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. silentadjective

    still, quiet, noiseless, inaudible, taciturn, reserved, mute, quiescent


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  1. Anne Schuchat:

    We also want people to know that travel to the area may lead to 'silent' infections or infections with symptoms, and that following infections, it's very important to take precautions during sex not to spread the virus.

  2. Lucy Duncan:

    I'm not going to tell anyone it's not risky... but I don't think staying silent is going to make anything better.

  3. Napolean Hill:

    Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.

  4. Shesh Babu:

    Air pollution is a silent killer, there is a lack of awareness. People don't realize the seriousness of it.

  5. Michael Signer:

    Despite his prior glitzy image, Trump started becoming a demagogue when he started trying to lead a 'silent majority' of furious, mostly white, lower- and middle-class voters, and he really crossed the line when he started doubling down on deceits like the lie about 'thousands' of people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City, countenancing violence, demonizing large swaths of people, and now, casting aside the freedom of religion for Muslims.

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