the U.S. citizens who supported President Nixon’s policies but who were not politically vocal, outspoken, or active: considered by him to constitute a majority.
any group of people who are not outspoken and who are considered to constitute a majority.
a presumed moderate majority of the citizens who are too passive to make their views known
silent majority definition
A term used by President Richard Nixon to indicate his belief that the great body of Americans supported his policies and that those who demonstrated against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War amounted to only a noisy minority.
A group that makes up a majority of voters but does not widely express its views through marches or demonstrations. For example, They thought they had a convincing case, but they hadn’t counted on the silent majority. This idiom was first recorded in 1874 but gained currency in the 1960s, when President Richard Nixon claimed that his policies were supported by a majority of citizens who did not bother to make their views known.
- Silent night
“Silent Night” definition A song of Christmas, originally composed in Austria in the nineteenth century. It begins, “Silent night, holy night, / All is calm, all is bright….”
noun 1. a partner taking no active part in the conduct of a business. silent partner noun 1. (US & Canadian) a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) sleeping partner
noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) 1. the submarine service (usually preceded by the).
noun 1. an act or instance of maintaining silence or aloofness toward another person, especially as a means of indicating disapproval or rejection.