Not hearing about a situation suggests that nothing bad has happened.
Having no information means that bad developments are unlikely, as in I haven’t heard from them in a month, but no news is good news. This proverbial phrase may have originated with King James I of England, who allegedly said “No news is better than evil news” (1616).
[iks-cheyn-juh-buh l] /ɪksˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being .
[ik-sahy-tuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. easily : Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental. 2. capable of being excited. /ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. easily excited; volatile 2. (esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus adj. c.1600, from Late Latin excitabilis “inciting, animating,” from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability. […]
[ik-skloo-zhuh n] /ɪkˈsklu ʒən/ noun 1. an act or instance of . 2. the state of being . 3. Physiology. a keeping apart; blocking of an entrance. /ɪkˈskluːʒən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of excluding or the state of being excluded n. c.1400, from Latin exclusionem (nominative exclusio), noun of action from past […]
[ik-skloo-siv, -ziv] /ɪkˈsklu sɪv, -zɪv/ adjective 1. not admitting of something else; incompatible: mutually exclusive plans of action. 2. omitting from consideration or account (often followed by of): a profit of ten percent, exclusive of taxes. 3. limited to the object or objects designated: exclusive attention to business. 4. shutting out all others from a […]