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Adjectives (13)
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silent
adj. having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
silent
adj. having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility; "a silent dog whistle"
mum, silent
adj. failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to; "the witness remained silent"
dumb, mute, silent
adj. unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
silent, tacit, understood
adj. implied by or inferred from actions or statements; "gave silent consent"; "a tacit agreement"; "the understood provisos of a custody agreement"
silent, soundless, still
adj. marked by absence of sound; "a silent house"; "soundless footsteps on the grass"; "the night was still"
Fuzzynyms (25)
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inarticulate, unarticulate
adj. without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
taciturn
adj. habitually reserved and uncommunicative
mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless
adj. expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
reticent, untalkative
adj. temperamentally disinclined to talk
obscure, vague
adj. not clearly understood or expressed; "an obscure turn of phrase"; "an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard; "their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin; "vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
evasive
adj. deliberately vague or ambiguous; "his answers were brief, constrained and evasive"; "an evasive statement"
unintelligible
adj. poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise; "unintelligible speech"
placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffled
adj. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves; "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"
inaudible, unhearable
adj. impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
calm, unagitated, serene, tranquil
adj. not agitated; without losing self-possession; "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"
Synonyms (57)
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breathed, voiceless
adj. uttered without voice; "could hardly hear her breathed plea, `Help me'"; "voiceless whispers"
infrasonic
adj. having frequencies below those of audible sound
supersonic, ultrasonic
adj. having frequencies above those of audible sound
unheard
adj. not necessarily inaudible but not heard
blank
adj. not charged with a bullet; "a blank cartridge"
close, closelipped, closemouthed, secretive, tightlipped
adj. inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information; "although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it"
deadpan, expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, unexpressive
adj. deliberately impassive in manner; "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"
noncommittal
adj. refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like; "her boyfriend was noncommittal about their future together"
incommunicado
adj. without the means or right to communicate; "a prisoner held incommunicado"; "incommunicado political detainees"
unpronounceable, unutterable
adj. very difficult to pronounce correctly; "an unpronounceable foreign word"; "unutterable consonant clusters"
aphasic
adj. unable to speak because of a brain lesion
aphonic, voiceless
adj. being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech
dumb
adj. lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals"
incoherent, tongue-tied
adj. unable to express yourself clearly or fluently; "felt tongue-tied with embarrassment"; "incoherent with grief"
mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless
adj. expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
speechless, dumb
adj. temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"
stammering, stuttering
adj. unable to speak freely and easily
unarticulated
adj. uttered without the use of normal words or syllables
understood
adj. fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation; "the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear"
implicit in, inherent, underlying
adj. in the nature of something though not readily apparent; "shortcomings inherent in our approach"; "an underlying meaning"
unexpressed, unsaid, unstated, unuttered, unverbalized, unverbalised, unvoiced, unspoken
adj. not made explicit; "the unexpressed terms of the agreement"; "things left unsaid"; "some kind of unspoken agreement"; "his action is clear but his reason remains unstated"
catlike, stealthy
adj. resembling a cat
gentle, dreamy
adj. (quiet)
muted, hushed
adj. in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
noiseless
adj. making no sound; "th' inaudible and noiseless foot of time"- Shakespeare
stilly
adj. (poetic) still or calm; "in the stilly night"
tiptoe
adj. walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise; "moving with tiptoe steps"
Antonyms (5)
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sound, talking
adj. (of film) having spoken dialogue: "early talking pictures were known as `talkies'"
explicit, expressed
adj. precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
noisy
adj. attracting attention by showiness or bright colors; "a noisy sweater"
silent
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