silence


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for silence

Synonyms for silence

the avoidance of speech

to cause to become silent

Synonyms for silence

the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)

Related Words

a refusal to speak when expected

Synonyms

Related Words

the trait of keeping things secret

keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

References in classic literature ?
A dull, gloomy silence, like that which precedes some awful phenomenon of nature, pervaded the assembly, who shuddered in dismay.
For an instant the dancers paused, and in the silence of the interval there rose from the lips of the fast-bound white man an answering shriek, more fearsome and more terrible than that of the jungle-beast that had roused it.
On Ginevra's arrival she was received, as we have said, in profound silence.
She was like a queen in the midst of her court; she paid no attention to the profound silence that reigned among the patricians, and passed before their camp without pronouncing a single word.
The silence was then broken by their voices which joined in tones of strange unfamiliar sound which formed no words.
They walked on in silence as people walking in their sleep, and were oddly conscious now and again of the mass of their bodies.
she asked, with a simple dignity of tone and manner which forced Lady Janet to abandon her policy of silence, in spite of herself.
He paused at that, for he saw his father wince at the picture like a man physically struck; and again there was silence.
Nicholson digested the vile tidings in silence, and when John stole a glance at his father's countenance, he was abashed to see the marks of suffering.
In the meanwhile, silence toward their stepmother--silence toward every one till their father came back!
There was another moan, followed by a long silence.
His Majesty looked round him severely, and gave a slight growl, which produced instant silence.
In her rambling and her idleness she might only be a caricature of herself; but in her silence and sadness she was the very reverse of all that she had been before.
There was a silence which seemed composed of many elements.
I maintain that his silence then binds him to silence for ever.