Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun muteness

2 senses of muteness

Sense 1
mutism, muteness -- (the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak; "her muteness was a consequence of her deafness")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 2
muteness, silence -- (a refusal to speak when expected; "his silence about my contribution was surprising")
       => uncommunicativeness -- (the trait of being uncommunicative)

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