Silent; unable or refusing to speak.
See Also: obmutescence

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  • obmutescent — /ob mū tesˈənt/ adjective 1. Speechless 2. Persistently silent ORIGIN: L obmūtescens, entis, prp of obmūtescere to become dumb, from ob (intens), and mūtus dumb • • • obmutescˈence noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • obmutescent — Preferring to have silence or to avoid noise …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • obmutescence — noun Silence; inability or refusal to speak. See Also: obmutescent …   Wiktionary

  • mute — a. 1. Dumb, obmutescent, unable to speak, incapable of speech. 2. Silent, speechless, still. 3. Silent, unpronounced …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • close-mouthed — adj reticent, taciturn, uncommunicative, reserved, retiring, quiet, close; silent, mute, mum, obmutescent, secretive, evasive; brief, terse, concise, laconic, Rare. pauciloquent …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dark — adj 1. lightless, aphotic, opaque, black, black as ink, inky, pitch dark, pitchy, jetblack, jetty; unilluminated, unlit, shady, shadowy, Literary. darkling; murky, foggy, misty, tenebrous, Archaic. caligi nous; dull, dim, faint, pale, feeble,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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