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One entry found for silent.
Entry Word: silent
Function: adjective
Text: 1 deliberately refraining from speech <the suddenly silent child had to be prompted to say hello>
Synonyms dumb, mum, mute, speechless, uncommunicative
Related Words inarticulate, tongue-tied; nonvocal, voiceless
Near Antonyms articulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble; gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky; outspoken, unreserved, vocal
Antonyms communicative, speaking, talking
2 tending not to speak frequently (as by habit or inclination) <a naturally silent boy, he was often overshadowed by his louder siblings>
Synonyms closemouthed, laconic, reserved, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
Related Words inhibited, introverted, restrained; sedate, self-contained, sober, staid
Near Antonyms free-spoken, outspoken, vocal; blabby, gossipy, talebearing; long-winded, verbose, windy, wordy
Antonyms chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky, unreserved
3 mostly or entirely without sound <the room was so silent that you could have heard a pin drop>
Synonyms hushed, muted, noiseless, quiet, quieted, soundless, still
Related Words peaceful, tranquil
Antonyms noisy, unquiet