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1 (poetic) tranquil silence; "the still of the night" [syn: hush, still]
2 calmness without winds [syn: windlessness]
3 a state of no motion or movement [syn: motionlessness] [ant: motion]

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  1. The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity.
  2. Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, calmness, composure, contemplation, dead, dead of night, deathlike silence, golden silence, hush, hush of night, imperturbability, inaudibility, lucid stillness, lull, marmoreal repose, mum, nirvana, noiselessness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietism, quietness, quietude, repose, rest, restfulness, satori, serenity, silence, silentness, silken repose, sleep, slumber, solemn silence, soundlessness, still, tacitness, taciturnity, tomblike silence, tranquillity, whisht, wise passiveness
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