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1. Having no voice; mute.
2. Linguistics Uttered without vibration of the vocal cords, as the sounds (t) and (p).

voice′less·ly adv.
voice′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.voicelessness - a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
2.voicelessness - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cordsvoicelessness - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
speaking, speech production - the utterance of intelligible speech
stage whisper - a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast
3.voicelessness - having no voice in the management or control of affairs; "the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"
impotence, impotency, powerlessness - the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
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That radicalism occurs not when a young man suddenly discovers tough religious sermons, or connects with Internet recruiters, but rather after years of slipping into conditions of poverty, hopelessness, vulnerability, alienation, humiliation, occupation, colonization, joblessness, subjugation, voicelessness, exploitation and other numbing conditions that all -- all -- result from the consequences of policies that governments pursue.
I became trapped in a vicious plot of voicelessness, violence and guilt so brutal and yet so familiar.
The fact that language eluded me that year makes it one that I both never want to relive and one I cannot imagine not having had, because to experience voicelessness, even for a short while, will change not only your thinking, but also your speaking, forever.
Cultural barriers and past experiences of women were also identified as contributing vulnerability, resulting in less access to services and voicelessness related to trauma.
In contemporary research on prostitution, the risk of imposition derives from both the methodologically inferred and theoretically conceptualized voicelessness and invisibility of individuals in prostitution.
It goes without saying that the lack of a commonly agreed-upon designation speaks to the voicelessness of a good many members of this constituency on many levels; these are probably not the emigrants being targeted by glossy brochures for The Gathering 2013 right now.
Echoing Obi Maduakor's claim about women's voicelessness, Ojaide states that "while poetry appears to be the commonest literary mode for self-expression and is thriving well these days, women hence not made a strong mark in the poetry scene, in contrast to their achievements in fiction and drama" (Poetic 16).
Surely it's worth mentioning, somewhere among the lamentations over rigged games and middle-class voicelessness, that you can now get a home improvement loan, raise capital for your organic vegan food truck business, and in a few months, when changes in security regulations take effect, even recruit equity investors for your startup, all without ever rubbing shoulders with the dreaded I percent.
Among specific topics are the Bible in modernity, reading the Elijah story historically, John Ruskin and the Bible, reading the Bible with and for the Jewish people, the Syriophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-30 amidst voicelessness and loss, and the Bible and public policy.
Laura Goldblatt uses the trope of voice and voicelessness in The Sound and the Fury to consider how the online discussion of the novel similarly complicates the notion of personal empowerment with personal isolation and disenfranchisement.
Although Maria's mother most likely was not a slave (slavery was abolished in Curasao in 1863), her voicelessness and nondescriptness nonetheless point to the maintenance of the same social hierarchies of slavery and suggest a certain universalization of her character: through allegory, it is feasible to read Maria's mother as the representative of all Black women on the island; her universality is the cause for her silence and yet also the reason that the reader is supposed to know her story.
What silenced me was not voicelessness, but being in a place where what I said and what I wanted didn't matter (McBryde Johnson, n.