silent treatment

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noun
  1. an act or instance of maintaining silence or aloofness toward another person, especially as a means of indicating disapproval or rejection.

Origin of silent treatment

First recorded in 1945–50
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Related Words for silent treatment

ostracism, ignoring, ostracization