V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a state of quietness, inactivity, or rest

Synonyms: inactivity, dormancy, rest, quietness, silence, stillness

Antonyms: activity, revival, exercise

Tips: To help you remember the definition of quiescence, think of the words "quiet" and "silence," or "quiet" and "scene." Quiescence is quiet, silent rest. When a person is described as quiescent, the person is inactive and at rest. Quiescent is also related to the words latent and dormant, but quiescent is used more to describe temporary inactivity.

Usage Examples:

I enjoy the quiescence of the early morning, before the world has awakened. (stillness)

My father always needed some quiescence after a long day at work. (rest, quietness)

The disease can lay quiescent for months, without an outbreak. (dormant, inactive) adjective

I was really enjoying the quiescence of my late afternoon nap in the hammock. (inactivity, rest)

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