Synonyms of silence
1 quietDictionary • They stood in silence.
quiet • He wants some peace and quiet.
peace • All I want is a bit of peace and quiet.
calm • the rural calm of Grand Rapids, Michigan
hush • A hush fell over the crowd.
lull • a lull in the conversation
2 reticenceDictionary • The court ruled that his silence should be entered as a plea of not guilty.
reticence • She didn't mind his reticence.
1 quietenDictionary • The shock silenced him completely.
quieten • She tried to quieten her breathing.
still • Her crying slowly stilled.
quell • He is trying to quell fears of a looming crisis.
muffle • He held a handkerchief over the mouthpiece to muffle his voice.
deaden • They managed to deaden the sound.
, make louder
2 suppressDictionary • He tried to silence anyone who spoke out against him.
suppress • Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
gag • a journalist who claimed he was gagged by his bosses
muzzle • He complained of being muzzled by the chairman.
stifle • Critics have accused them of trying to stifle debate.
3 killDictionary • A hit man had been sent to silence her.
kill • More than 1,000 people have been killed by the armed forces.
do in (informal)
eliminate (slang) • They claimed that 87,000 `reactionaries' had been eliminated.
take out (slang)
dispatch • They may catch him and dispatch him immediately.
bump off (slang)
rub out (US, slang)
PROVERBS:Silence is golden
Silence means consent
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calmCalm is used to refer to a quiet, still, or peaceful atmosphere in a place.
• the rural calm of Grand Rapids, Michigan
• They managed to deaden the sound.
dispatchTo dispatch a person or an animal means to kill them.
• They may catch him and dispatch him immediately.
Thesaurus for silence from the Collins English Thesaurus