Synonyms of mute in English:

mute


See definition of mute

adjective

1‘although I longed for details, Yasmin remained mute’

SYNONYMS

silent, speechless, dumb, unspeaking, wordless, voiceless, tongue-tied, at a loss for words, tight-lipped, close-mouthed, taciturn, uncommunicative

informal mum

archaic mumchance

ANTONYMS

voluble, talkative

2‘she gazed at him in mute appeal’

SYNONYMS

wordless, silent, dumb, tacit, unspoken, inarticulate, unvoiced, unsaid, unexpressed, unuttered

ANTONYMS

spoken

3‘the church was mute and dark’

SYNONYMS

quiet, silent, noiseless, soundless, hushed

ANTONYMS

noisy

4‘he had been bullied into silence—people wondered if he was actually mute’

SYNONYMS

unable to speak

dumb

technical aphasic, aphonic


verb

1‘the noise of the traffic was muted by the heavy curtains’

SYNONYMS

deaden, muffle, mask, dull, dampen, damp down, soften, quieten, silence

stifle, smother, suppress, lower, reduce, diminish, decrease

ANTONYMS

amplify

2‘Bruce had muted his criticisms’

SYNONYMS

restrain, soften, subdue, tone down, make less intense, moderate, temper, soft-pedal

ANTONYMS

intensify