from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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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- n. A form of social sanction that consists of ignoring a particular individual, neither speaking to that person nor responding to his or her words.
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- n. an aloof refusal to speak to someone you know
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