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Synonyms for silent
ˈsaɪ ləntsilent

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. silent

    still, taciturn, speechless, dormant, quiet, noiseless

    noisy, loquacious, garrulous

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. silentadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "silent":

    silence, quiet, mute, tacit, muted, silencers, dumb, tongue-tied, noise-reducing

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Silent":

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  1. Yitzhak Yosef:

    The people of Israel underwent a horrible Holocaust 70 years ago, millions of Jews were murdered … and the world saw and remained silent; we as Jews who felt this silence in our own flesh cried out for years, we asked how the world knew and remained silent? … As Jews it is forbidden for us to remain silent … Genocide cannot be ignored, not in Syria and not anywhere, and not against any people, even if they are not our friends.

  2. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    The deepest love is often silent, for words can never fully express the heart's intricacy. Yes, deep love goes beyond verbal expression; it's the silent understanding, the unspoken connection, and the shared emotions.

  3. Matthew Stafford:

    We came from Detroit, and there are a lot of good traveling teams there, but that was wild, matthew was on a silent count, and for those of you who don’t know what that is … when he hikes the ball, it’s either a loud count when you can hear him, and that’s what usually quarterbacks are on when they’re at home or a silent count. Matthew was on a silent count, Jimmy Garoppolo was not, who is the opposing quarterback.

  4. Gerhard Kocher:

    The Silent majority is silent, and that is best for everybody.

  5. Reverend Martin Niemoeller:

    When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

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