Antonyms of adj strident

4 senses of strident

Sense 1
blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous -- (conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob")

INDIRECT (VIA noisy) -> quiet -- (free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet")

Sense 2
fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident -- (of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'))

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> hard -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; "Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants")

Sense 3
strident, shrill -- (being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA imperative) -> beseeching, pleading, imploring -- (begging)

Sense 4
raucous, strident -- (unpleasantly loud and harsh)

INDIRECT (VIA cacophonous) -> euphonious, euphonous -- (having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter")

Similarity of adj strident

4 senses of strident

Sense 1
blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous -- (conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob")
       => noisy (vs. quiet) -- (full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog")

Sense 2
fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident -- (of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'))
       => soft (vs. hard) -- ((of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh'))

Sense 3
strident, shrill -- (being sharply insistent on being heard; "strident demands"; "shrill criticism")
       => imperative (vs. beseeching) -- (requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative")

Sense 4
raucous, strident -- (unpleasantly loud and harsh)
       => cacophonous (vs. euphonious), cacophonic -- (having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten)

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