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synonyms for stillness

  • calmness
  • hush
  • serenity
  • tranquility
  • calm
  • inaction
  • inactivity
  • lull
  • noiselessness
  • peace
  • placidity
  • quiet
  • quietness
  • quietude
  • still
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antonyms for stillness

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  • disturbance
  • agitation
  • noise
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How to use stillness in a sentence

He eased into his favorite recliner, pistol in hand, and sat for a long moment in the stillness of the empty house.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWERS: FIVE LIVES AND A WORLD TRANSFORMEDJOBY WARRICK, SOUAD MEKHENNETSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Years later, Karel Čapek was contemplating the purpose of stillness — “to be like a stone, but without weight” — while Bertrand Russell in 1935 predicted the looming dangers of workaholism, a term coined 36 years later.
THE JOY OF IDLE LIVINGSOHINI DAS GUPTAAUGUST 29, 2021OZY
There was a peace and a stillness to the place that quieted my mind and steadied me for the next day’s adventures.
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We trudged up and down a series of hundred-foot dunes, keeping an eye out for animal footprints and admiring the utter stillness.
SIT SLACK-JAWED UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AT KOBUK VALLEY NATIONAL PARKMTURNERJULY 29, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The scenery is very impressive, but the stillness and the quiet — that is what stayed with me.
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Four times each week, local meditation teachers offer 30 minutes of stillness and peace.
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In the most perfect stillness, we arrived within two hundred paces of the enemy's camp.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The wind dropped just at that moment and the doctor's words rang sharply through the stillness.
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At length, a low cry of pain broke the stillness that prevailed, and uttering it, the boy awoke.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
She had no idea of the time, but because of the stillness of the surrounding streets she knew that it must be very late.
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WORDS RELATED TO STILLNESS

  • calmness
  • dispassion
  • doldrums
  • hush
  • impassivity
  • imperturbation
  • lull
  • patience
  • peace
  • peace of mind
  • peacefulness
  • placidity
  • quiet
  • repose
  • rest
  • restraint
  • serenity
  • silence
  • stillness
  • stoicism
  • tranquility
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.