stagnant, inactive, passive; idle, sedentary; quiescent, quiet, calm, halcyon, serene, tranquil, sedate, mild, placid; peaceful, pacific, peaceable, reposeful; unruffled, unagitated, undisturbed, untroubled; even, flat, smooth.
2. silent, noiseless, soundless, inaudible; mute, dumb, speechless, mum, voiceless.
3. subdued, hushed, muted, low; gentle, soft, softened; murmuring, murmured, whispering, whispered, susurrant; feeble, weak, faint, dim.
4. reposing, resting, at rest, slumbering; latent, dormant, dormient, hibernating, (of land) fallow; delayed, suspended, deferred, postponed, abeyant.
-n. 5. stillness, silence, hush; calmness, calm,
tranquillity, peacefulness, peace; quiet, quietude. -adv. 6. at this time, at that time, as previously, yet; up to this time, up to that time, as yet; to this day, even now; until now.
7. subsequently, even then, nevertheless, regardless; in addition, even, yet.
-conj. 8. and yet, but yet, even so; for all that, in any event, in any case; however, nevertheless, notwithstanding.
9. still and all U.S. nonetheless, nevertheless, Inf. anyway.
-v. 10. silence, shush, hush, quiet, Chiefly Brit. quieten; lull, calm, tranquilize; pacify, appease, dulcify, propitiate, reconcile, smooth, soothe, compose; play down, tone down, Inf. soft-pedal; soften, allay, mitigate; ease, assuage, mollify, palliate.
11. moderate, blunt, dull, deaden; temper, decrease, weaken, slacken, lessen, lighten, diminish, abate; settle, alleviate, relieve, slake, quench.
12. repress, suppress, subdue, inhibit, quell, quash, put down, damp, dampen; chasten, restrain, sober; stifle, gag, mute, muffle, smother, Inf. squelch; talk down, Inf squash, Inf. shut up, interrupt, cut in, SI. slap down; muzzle, throttle, choke, strangle; stop, arrest, curb, check, stay, cut off, cut short, prevent, forestall, preclude, put an end to; kill, slay, murder. stilted, adj. pompous, inflated, bombastic, turgid, high-sounding, high-flown; overblown, swollen, tumid, pedantic; starched, Inf. stuffy, prim, priggish; formal, forced, labored, stiff, wooden; affected, mannered, feigned, put-on; stately, dignified, august, ceremonious. stimulant, n. 1. Physiology, excitant, quickener, Med. psychic energizer, anti-depressant; Biochem. epinephrine, Biochem. adrenaline, adrenin, Chem., Pharm. caffeine; amphetamine, amphetamine sulfate, SI. white cross, SI. black beauty; Pharm., Trademark. Benzedrine, SI. bennie or benzie; Pharm., Trademark. Dexedrine, SI. dexie, SI. heart, SI. football; Pharm., Trademark. Dexamyl, SI. purple heart; Pharm., Trademark. Methedrine, SI. meth, SI. speed, SI. up per, SI. pep pill, SI. crystal or crystal meth, SI. businessman's trip; Pharm. amyl nitrate, cocaine, SI. coke, SI. C, SI. snow, Chiefly Brit. SI. charlie.
2. alcoholic beverage or liquor, drink, liquor, spirits, intoxicant, inebriant, the bottle, the cup, Inf pick-me-up oj pick up; tonic, cordial, Inf. bracer, Med. roborant; coffee, espresso, tea, cocoa.
3. stimulus, incentive, impetus, fillip, provocative, motive; goad, spur, prick, prod, poke, jog, jolt; impulse, urge, drive, push, itch; dictate, call; encouragement, abetment, provocation, egging on, putting up to; dare, taunt, gibe; temptation, enticement, allurement, beguilement, inveiglement, persuasion. stimulate, v. 1. incite, instigate, provoke, urge, goad, spur, prompt, prod, prick, poke, thrust, nettle, needle, egg on, put up to; foment, agitate, suscitate, actuate, excite, arouse, rouse, activate, stir up, hype up, work up, wind up, whip up, lash into a fury, inflame, fire, fire up, enkindle, kindle, fan, touch off.