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See definition of silent on Dictionary.com
  • adj.quiet; speechless
  • adj.understood, implied

synonyms for silent

  • hushed
  • mum
  • mute
  • restrained
  • reticent
  • bashful
  • buttoned-up
  • checked
  • clammed up
  • close
  • closed-up
  • closemouthed
  • curbed
  • dumb
  • dummied up
  • faint
  • hush
  • iced
  • inarticulate
  • incoherent
  • inconversable
  • indistinct
  • inhibited
  • laconic
  • mousy
  • muted
  • noiseless
  • nonvocal
  • not talkative
  • reserved
  • shy
  • silentious
  • soundless
  • still
  • struck dumb
  • taciturn
  • tongue-tied
  • unclear
  • uncommunicative
  • unheard
  • unsociable
  • unspeaking
  • voiceless
  • wordless
  • zipped
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antonyms for silent

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  • clamorous
  • communicative
  • explicit
  • noisy
  • talkative
  • tangible
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He demanded to know where she was and what she was doing if she was silent too long.
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Richard is rarely as vicious as Emily can be — he’s more prone to silent lack of interest — but when he decides to talk, he can shut Lorelai up in a way Emily can never manage to do.
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The employees who saw him steal from the hospital stayed silent even as police began investigating.
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In private online forums they discuss their preferred lies for why their pretend call center seems so silent.
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Being small, generally silent creatures, they’re easy to miss.
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These have been upheld by lower courts while the supreme court has remained largely silent.
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After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.
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Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.
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The lovers got up, with only a silent protest, and walked slowly away somewhere else.
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No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SILENT

  • dumb
  • inarticulate
  • mute
  • silent
  • speechless
  • unarticulate
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