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stillness

[stil-nis]
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noun
  1. silence; quiet; hush.
  2. the absence of motion.
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Origin of stillness

before 1000; Middle English stilnesse, Old English stilnes. See still1, -ness
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Related Words for stillness

hush, tranquility, calmness, serenity, inactivity, quietude, quietness, peace, quiet, calm, noiselessness, still, placidity, inaction, lull

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Word Origin and History for stillness

n.

Old English stilnes; see still (adj.) + -ness.

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