Synonyms of silence in English:

silence


See definition of silence

noun

1‘the sound of falling stones broke the silence of the night’

SYNONYMS

quietness, quiet, quietude, still, stillness, hush, tranquillity, noiselessness, soundlessness, peace, peacefulness, peace and quiet

ANTONYMS

sound, noise

2‘she was reduced to silence’

SYNONYMS

speechlessness, wordlessness, voicelessness, dumbness, muteness

taciturnity, reticence, uncommunicativeness, unresponsiveness

ANTONYMS

speech, loquacity

3‘politicians keep their silence on the big issues’

SYNONYMS

secretiveness, secrecy, reticence, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness, concealment

ANTONYMS

communication, communicativeness


verb

1‘he silenced her with a kiss’

SYNONYMS

quieten, quiet, hush, shush, still

gag, muzzle, censor, stifle

2‘the ventilator also silences outside noises’

SYNONYMS

muffle, deaden, soften, mute, smother, dampen, damp down, tone down, mask, suppress, reduce, abate

extinguish, kill

ANTONYMS

amplify

3‘cheap nuclear power would silence complaints from industry’

SYNONYMS

stop, put an end to, put a stop to, cut short, suppress

ANTONYMS

occasion, encourage