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Synonyms for muteness

the avoidance of speech

Synonyms for muteness

the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

a refusal to speak when expected


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What makes this near-oxymoron particularly apt, but in a surprising way, is that the power is not in the artist's effort of restraint--one feels the muteness and neutrality come quite naturally, even almost casually despite the evident care in decision-making, rather than through a determined struggle--but rather in the effect of that reticence on the viewer: The paintings contain activity or movement that is difficult to discern, forcing the perceptual apparatus into a state of heightened alert.
Edward Ello, Inclusion Advisor of Handicap International, discussed that disabilities come in many forms like blindness, muteness, deafness, autism, among others.
One of the features of absurdism, notable in the work of Beckett and Tati, is silence, a muteness derived from meaninglessness and communicative breakdown.
The message of the novel is that this kind of independenceua cousin, in its stubborn muteness, to that of Melville's Bartleby the Scriveneruis more deeply threatening to society than any conventional crime.
The resulting symptoms are states of sudden muteness, deafness, general tremor, inability to stand or walk, episodes of loss of consciousness, and convulsions.
Jenner has told only Lindner about his crime, counting on the latter's muteness to keep it secret.
Nevertheless, she became fed up with European company in Japan, and was quite content to travel in solitary muteness for a while.
Its source material is provided by Ingmar Bergman's 1966 film, which tells the story of Elisabet Vogler (Liv Ullmann), an actress who has fallen abruptly into a state of elective muteness during a performance of Electra, and Alma (Bibi Andersson), her nurse.
Her rape and then murder of her rapist by her own family scarred her to the point of muteness.
In this installation, the animals watch the humans, silently, in a mute stillness that seems absolute, that Younge (2012) refers to as "a condition of muteness .
In the chapter, Esmail justly critiques the scholarship on Collins's novel that attempts to read the heroine's muteness as symbolic of "patriarchal oppression" (86).
never suffered that form of falsification, the repetition (and suggestion of immortality) constitutive of stardom, while the muteness of silent film itself embodied a form of suffering, a speechlessness compelling the eyes to explore.
Faced at the time with continued and expanding use of chemical weapons against our soldiers and civilians alike, and persistent muteness and inaction on the part of the United Nations Security Council, Iran was left with no alternative.
And, over there, there is amazingly a queer kind of muteness that prevails.
Some examples of disability include having a birth or developmental defect, a learning disability, a brain injury, lack of physical co-ordination, blindness, deafness, or muteness.