Pleasant vs Silent - What's the difference?

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As an adjective pleasant

is giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.

As a noun pleasant

is (obsolete) a wit; a humorist; a buffoon.

As an acronym silent is

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pleasant

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Giving pleasure; pleasing in manner.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxxxiii. 1
  • Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant' as talking; just to watch was ' pleasant .}}

    Synonyms

    * nice

    Antonyms

    * unpleasant

    Derived terms

    * pleasantly * pleasantness * pleasantry

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A wit; a humorist; a buffoon.
  • (Webster 1913)

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    silent

    English

    Alternative forms

    * scilent

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
  • * 1604 , , Othello , act 5, scene 1:
  • How silent is this town!
  • * 1825 , , Arthur Murphy, The Works of Samuel Johnson , Talboys and Wheeler, page 52:
  • What was formerly performed by fleets and armies, by invasions, sieges, and battles, has been of late accomplished by more silent methods.
  • * 1906 , William Dean Howells and Sidney Dillon Ripley, Certain Delightful English Towns: With Glimpses of the Pleasant Country Between , Harper & Brothers, page 152:
  • The voice of the auctioneer is slow and low ; after a pause, which seems no silenter than the rest of the transaction, he ceases to repeat the bids, and his fish, in the measure of a bushel or so, have gone for a matter of three shillings.
  • Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.
  • * Broome
  • Ulysses, adds he, was the most eloquent and most silent of men.
  • * Milton
  • This new-created world, whereof in hell / Fame is not silent .
  • Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed.
  • The wind is silent .
    (Parnell)
    (Sir Walter Raleigh)
  • (pronunciation) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent.
  • The ''e'' is silent in ''fable''.
  • Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Cause silent , virtueless, and dead.
  • (technology) Without audio capability.
  • The Magnavox Odyssey was a silent console.
  • Hidden, unseen.
  • a silent''' voter; a '''silent partner
  • Not implying significant modifications which would affect a peptide sequence.
  • Undiagnosed or undetected because of an absence of symptoms.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * dumb, mute, quiet, speechless, still, taciturn

    Derived terms

    * silent alarm * silent auction * silent barter * silent butler * silent disco * silent film * silent key * silent number * silent partner * silent majority * Silent Sam * silent service * silent treatment * silent vote

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) That which is ; a time of silence.
  • :* The silent of the night. Shakespeare
  • A silent movie
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=August 12, author=Woody Allen, title=The Man Who Asked Hard Questions, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=All kinds, silents and talkies. }}

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