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Definition of Silent

Silent

  1. Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
  2. Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
  3. Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.
  4. Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."
  5. Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.
  6. That which is silent; a time of silence.

Silent Quotations

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Dalai Lama
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Silent Translations

silent in Dutch is stil, stilzwijgend, zwijgend
silent in German is wortkarg, still, stille, stille
silent in Hungarian is hangtalan, zajtalan
silent in Italian is sommesso, muto, calma, equilibrato, calmo
silent in Latin is silens
silent in Norwegian is stille
silent in Portuguese is silencioso
silent in Spanish is mudo, pasito, ponderado, cazurro, sosiego

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