Synonyms and related words:
anaudia, aphasia, aphonia, aphrasia, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, conciseness, curtness, deaf-muteness, dumbness, economy of words, inarticulateness, jargon aphasia, laconicalness, laconism, loss of speech, motor aphasia, mutism, obmutescence, paranomia, paraphasia, pauciloquy, quietness, quietude, shortness, silence, sparingness of words, speechlessness, taciturnity, terseness, tonguelessness, unloquaciousness, untalkativeness, voicelessness, wordlessness

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  • muteness — noun 1. the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak her muteness was a consequence of her deafness • Syn: ↑mutism • Derivationally related forms: ↑mute • Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status …   Useful english dictionary

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  • muteness — noun see mute I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muteness — See mutely. * * * …   Universalium

  • muteness — noun The characteristic of being mute …   Wiktionary

  • muteness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The avoidance of speech: dumbness, silence, speechlessness, wordlessness. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • muteness — mjuːtnɪs n. condition of being mute; silence, quietness …   English contemporary dictionary

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