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quiescence

noun

1 quiescence

A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction.

synonyms: dormancy, quiescency.

Roget 141: stability etc. 150; quiescence etc. 265; obstinacy etc. 606.    permanence, persistence, endurance; durability; standing, ... show more

Roget 172: inertness, dullness etc. adj.; inertia, vis inertiae [Lat.], inertion, inactivity, torpor, languor; quiescence etc. 265; ... show more

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... show more

Roget 681: inaction, passiveness, abstinence from action; noninterference, nonintervention; Fabian policy, conservative policy; neglect etc. 460.    inactivity etc. 683; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more



2 quiescence

Quiet and inactive restfulness.

synonyms: dormancy, quiescency, sleeping.


Moby thesaurus: a wise passiveness, abidingness, awful silence, changelessness, cold storage, constancy, contemplation, contemplative life, dead, dead of night, deathlike silence, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, doldrums, dormancy, durability, durableness, duration, endurance ... show more.

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