Definition of Stillness

1. Noun. (poetic) tranquil silence. "The still of the night"

Exact synonyms: Hush, Still
Generic synonyms: Quiet, Silence
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Derivative terms: Hush, Hush, Hush, Still, Still, Still, Still



2. Noun. Calmness without winds.
Exact synonyms: Windlessness
Generic synonyms: Calmness
Derivative terms: Still, Still, Windless

3. Noun. A state of no motion or movement. "The utter motionlessness of a marble statue"
Exact synonyms: Lifelessness, Motionlessness
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Fixedness, Immobility, Stationariness
Derivative terms: Lifeless, Lifeless, Motionless, Still, Still, Still
Antonyms: Motion

Definition of Stillness

1. n. The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity.

Definition of Stillness

1. Noun. The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity. ¹

2. Noun. Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stillness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stillness

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stilliard
stilliards
stillicide
stillicides
stillicidious
stillier
stilliest
stilliform
stilling
stillings
stillion
stillions
stillman
stillmen
stillness (current term)
stillnesses
stillroom
stillrooms
stills
stillstand
stillstands
stillwaterite
stilly
stilpnomelane
stilpnomelanes
stilpnosiderite
stilpnosiderites
stilt
stilt plover

Literary usage of Stillness

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1. The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Giles Henry Lodge (1872)
"On this account, stillness was one of the principles observed here, because it was regarded, according to Plato, as a state intermediate between sadness and ..."

2. ... The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1892)
"There has been a sort of stillness in the atmosphere of our boarding-house since my last record, as if something or other were going on. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"There was nothing wanted but a breath of air to complete the bursting of the storm. As yet, a deadly stillness lay on all nature—it, too, seemed spellbound, ..."

4. Mistakes in Teaching by James Laughlin Hughes (1889)
"It is a Mistake to Think that Order means Perfect Quiet or stillness. ... A thunder-clap startles us into stillness for a few moments, but even thunder ..."

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