Synonyms for silent

Synonyms for (adjective) silent

Synonyms: mute, dumb, silent

Definition: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Similar words: unarticulate, inarticulate

Definition: without or deprived of the use of speech or words

Usage: inarticulate beasts; remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal; inarticulate with rage; an inarticulate cry


Synonyms: silent

Definition: having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

Usage: a silent dog whistle

Similar words: inaudible, unhearable

Definition: impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

Usage: an inaudible conversation


Synonyms: silent, unsounded

Definition: not made to sound

Usage: the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'; in French certain letters are often unsounded

Similar words: inaudible, unhearable

Definition: impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear

Usage: an inaudible conversation


Synonyms: silent, mum

Definition: failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

Usage: the witness remained silent

Similar words: uncommunicative, incommunicative

Definition: not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions


Synonyms: understood, tacit, silent

Definition: implied by or inferred from actions or statements

Usage: gave silent consent; a tacit agreement; the understood provisos of a custody agreement

Similar words: implicit, inexplicit

Definition: implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something

Usage: an implicit agreement not to raise the subject; there was implicit criticism in his voice; anger was implicit in the argument; the oak is implicit in the acorn


Synonyms: still, soundless, silent

Definition: marked by absence of sound

Usage: a silent house; soundless footsteps on the grass; the night was still

Similar words: quiet

Definition: free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound

Usage: a quiet audience at the concert; the room was dark and quiet