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Synonyms of silence

Noun


1. silence, condition, status

usage: the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking); "there was a shocked silence"; "he gestured for silence"

2. silence, quiet, sound property

usage: the absence of sound; "he needed silence in order to sleep"; "the street was quiet"

3. muteness, silence, uncommunicativeness

usage: a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising"

4. secrecy, secretiveness, silence, uncommunicativeness

usage: the trait of keeping things secret

Verb


1. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"

2. silence, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

usage: keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

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