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1 silence

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

Roget 581: aphony, aphonia; dumbness etc. adj.; obmutescence; absence of voice, want of voice; dysphony; cacoepy; silence etc. (taciturnity) 585; ... show more

Roget 526: latency, inexpression; hidden meaning, occult meaning; occultness, mystery, cabala, anagoge; silence etc. (taciturnity) 585; concealment etc. ... show more

Polish: cisza

2 silence

The absence of sound:
— He needed silence in order to sleep.

synonym: quiet.

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

Dutch: antigeluid, rust, stilte
Polish: cichość, cisza

3 silence

A refusal to speak when expected:
— His silence about my contribution was surprising.

synonym: muteness.

Roget 585: silence, muteness, obmutescence; taciturnity, pauciloquy, costiveness, curtness; reserve, reticence etc. (concealment) 528.    man of few words.   

Roget 403: silence; stillness etc. (quiet) 265; peace, hush, lull; muteness etc. 581; solemn silence, awful silence, ... show more

Dutch: stomheid

4 silence

The trait of keeping things secret.

synonyms: secrecy, secretiveness.

Roget 528: concealment; hiding etc. v.; occultation, mystification.    seal of secrecy; screen etc. 530; disguise etc. 530; ... show more

Dutch: discretie, geheimhouding, geheimzinnigheid
Polish: skrytość, zamkniętość, zamkniętość w sobie


1 silence

Cause to be quiet or not talk:
— Please silence the children in the church!.

synonyms: hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, still.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more

Roget 581: keep silence etc. 585; speak low, speak softly; whisper etc. (faintness) 405.    silence; render mute, render silent; muzzle, muffle, ... show more

Roget 479: confute, refute, disprove; parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat; ... show more

Roget 403: be silent etc. adj.; hold one's tongue etc. (not speak) 585.    render silent etc. adj.; silence, still, hush; stifle, ... show more

Dutch: verzwijgen

2 silence

Keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure.

Moby thesaurus: answer, answer conclusively, argue down, asphyxiate, ataraxia, ataraxy, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bottle up, brain, brevity, briefness, bring down, brusqueness, burn to death, calm, calmness, censor, choke ... show more.

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