silent treatment


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an aloof refusal to speak to someone you know

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If someone's giving you the silent treatment, there is nothing more infuriating.
In a laboratory study by Williams, Shore, and Grahe (1998), those receiving the silent treatment experienced a threat to their needs of belonging, self-esteem, control, and meaningful existence (Eisenberger, Lieberman, & Williams, 2003; Schechtman, 2008).
Bet the Clogster is currently enjoying a big dose of the silent treatment.
Our recognition on the international beer stage for Crystal Bitter, Silent Treatment Pale and Born & Raised IPA are good validation points that No-Li has arrived.
The experienced midfielder is on loan from Championship rivals Leicester, and claims he's been given the silent treatment by the East Midlands club, where he has another year on his contract.
Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they have a negative impact on the work environment for the coworkers of these employees who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire.
QATIF: The silent treatment landed a couple in divorce court in Qatif, Eastern Province, after the husband filed to annul the marriage due to his wife's unwillingness to speak to him.
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The feisty daughter is giving her father the silent treatment while the boy is becoming fussy about his food.
The daughter is giving him the silent treatment while the boy is becoming fussy about his food.
The 26-year-old had previously given Hodgson the silent treatment during his country's World Cup-winning campaign and said he would only discuss his future after returning from a post-tournament holiday.
Back on the street, Becky gives Steve the silent treatment, but later wonders if she was just never meant to have a child.
On his statement on leaving the party, Watanabe said his demands that Aso, also LDP president, dissolve the lower house at an early time, cancel the cash handout program and regulate ''amakudari'' post-retirement jobs for senior bureaucrats have been given silent treatment or denied.
The complexion of the race changed when the saddle of 6-4 favourite Silent Treatment slipped over two furlongs out and that left the 4-1 shot in the lead, and he kept on well for a half-length success from Bold Account.
Still, it would do Bush well to drop the silent treatment and simply affirm what he said only two years ago: If a crime was committed, the offender will be properly dealt with - no matter who that might be.