silent treatment


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silent treatment

n. Informal
Maintenance of aloof silence toward another as an expression of one's anger or disapproval: The rest of the class gave the tattletale the silent treatment.
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Noun1.silent treatment - an aloof refusal to speak to someone you know
rebuff, slight - a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
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The Cincinnati-based artist not only has co-writing credits on "KB2," but also plays the drums, guitar, electric bass, and piano on the project, which features two songs, "Touch" and "Silent Treatment."
Men are particularly bad at sitting down and talking through a problem, so they just give you the silent treatment. It's very controlling behaviour, but I just don't think your husband is going to change.
Dear Coleen WHENEVER I do something to upset my husband, he gives me the silent treatment for hours or even days.
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We live close to his family, all of whom have, on several occasions, in recent years given me the silent treatment, called me names, and generally caused me a lot of stress.
But, rather than rant and rave postmatch, under-fire Jokanovic revealed he gave his flops the silent treatment.
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And why must every refusal be met with a threat of a break up?That's emotionally abusive, much like the silent treatment.