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holding ones tongue

  • as insilence
  • as inquieten
  • as inshush
  • as indebrief
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Synonyms for holding ones tongue

verb make or be quiet
  • cut off
  • gag
  • muffle
  • mute
  • muzzle
  • quash
  • quell
  • squelch
  • stifle
  • subdue
  • suppress
  • clam
  • dampen
  • deaden
  • dull
  • extinguish
  • hush
  • lull
  • overawe
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • shush
  • soft-pedal
  • still
  • tongue-tie
  • choke off
  • clam up
  • close up
  • cool it
  • cut short
  • decrease the volume
  • dry up
  • dumb
  • dummy up
  • hold one's tongue
  • hush one's mouth
  • hush-hush
  • keep it down
  • pipe down
  • quiet down
  • say nothing
  • shut up
  • sit on
  • strike dumb

Antonyms for holding ones tongue

  • allow
  • encourage
  • help
  • let go
  • permit
  • release
  • start
  • be noisy
  • communicate
  • talk
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to holding ones tongue

debrief

verb. silence

quieten

verb. silence

shush

verb. silence

silence

verb. make or be quiet
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.