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quiescence

Roget category 265

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.1. Motion in general

#265. Quiescence

noun

reststillness etc. adj. — quiescencestagnation, stagnancyfixity, immobility, catalepsy indisturbancequietism.
quiet, tranquility, calmrepose etc. 687peacedead calm, anticyclonestatue-like reposesilence etc. 203not a breath of air, not a mouse stirringsleep etc. (inactivity) 683.
pause, lull etc. (cessation) 142stand stillstanding still etc. v. — lockdead lock, dead stop, dead standfull stopfixembargo.
resting placegite [Fr.]bivouachome etc. (abode) 189pillow etc. (support) 215 haven etc. (refuge) 666goal etc. (arrival) 292.

verb

be quiescent etc. adj. — stand still, lie stillkeep quiet, repose, hold the breath.
remain, staystand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, tarry, mark timebring to, heave to, lay topull up, draw uphold, haltstop, stop shortrest, pause, anchorcast to an anchor, come to an anchorrest on one's oarsrepose on one's laurels, take breathstop etc. (discontinue) 142.
stagnatequieta non movere [Lat.] let aloneabide, rest and be thankfulkeep within doors, stay at home, go to bed.
dwell etc. (be present) 186settle etc. (be located) 184alight etc. (arrive) 292stick, stick faststand like a postnot stir a peg, not stir a stepbe at a stand etc. n.. quell, becalm, hush, stay, lull to sleep, lay an embargo on.

adjective

quiescent, stillmotionless, movelessfixedstationaryimmotileat rest at a stand, at a standstill, at anchorstock, stillstanding still etc. v. — sedentary, untraveled, stay-at-homebecalmed, stagnant, quietunmoved, undisturbed, unruffledcalm, restfulcatalepticimmovable etc. (stable) 150sleeping etc. (inactive) 683silent etc. 403still as a statue, still as a post, still as a mouse, still as deathvegetative, vegetating.

adverb

at a stand etc. adj. — tout courtat the halt.

interjection

stop!, stay!, avast!, halt!, hold hard!, whoa!, hold!, sabr karo! .

phrase

requiescat in pace [Lat.]Deus nobis haec otia fecit [Lat.] [Vergil]; the noonday quiet holds the hill" [Tennyson].



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