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1 muteness

The condition of being unable or unwilling to speak:
— Her muteness was a consequence of her deafness.

synoniem: mutism.

Nederlands: stomheid
Pools: niemota

2 muteness

A refusal to speak when expected.

synoniem: silence.

Roget 403: silence; stillness etc. (quiet) 265; peace, hush, lull; muteness etc. 581; solemn silence, awful silence, ... meer laten zien

Roget 585: silence, muteness, obmutescence; taciturnity, pauciloquy, costiveness, curtness; reserve, reticence etc. (concealment) 528.    man of few words.   

Nederlands: stomheid

Moby betekeniswoordenboek: 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 ... meer laten zien.

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