An unspecified large majority of people who lurk on
message boards or in chat rooms, but do not express
their opinions.
Poster 1 : This message board is pretty dead--only a
handful of people have posted all day.

Poster 2 : Yes, but the whole silent majority is reading it.
by goldandsilverowner July 22, 2010
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The imaginary friends of people who don't want to recognize they are fringe crackpots.
Of course the Earth is flat, and the silent majority knows it's true!
by Bill Nada July 26, 2020
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A minority who has entirely too much power and never shuts the fuck up.
No one is really sure why the silent majority calls themselves that, but it's believed to have a lot to do with their victim complex.
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A word used by the loud, gerrymandered minority with entirely too much power to refer to themselves.
"be more silent"
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A tiny minority of the populace who never shuts up. Thanks to an electoral system rigged in their favor, they nevertheless end up with an outsized amount of power. The word "silent majority" is just one of their many Orwellian terms, like how they claim to love "freedom."
The silent majority should try being more silent
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Bub: What is a silent majority?

Loko: An oxymoron

Bub: Oh really, why?

Loko: Think about it. How can a majority be silent? Would that not also imply there is a loud minority? Not strictly speaking, but by definition, a crowd of a thousand people cannot be more silent than a few individuals. Therefore it is an oxymoron.

Bub: So what you are saying is that a silent majority is seemingly silent, but has all the traits of a majority?

Loko: Exactly. However because it's an oxymoron, it is only to be used under specific contexts such as the majority of students attending a zoom lecture that vote on polls but don't ever talk. It has also been used as a misnomer intended to magnify a population group to make it appear bigger than it really is. In the second case, it is the 'majority' part that is meant to elude, while 'silent' implies that there is another group in comparison: the supposedly "loud" group which turns out to be the true majority group.

Bub: The second use-case sounds a bit sus.

Loko: Yes, essentially it is double-speak.
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A mass of idiots who pride themselves on being silent and making up a significant portion of the population (never actually more than 50%, or anywhere close). In reality, they are brain-dead cretins afraid of opening their mouths because they know any informed individual can prove them wrong; rather than being open-minded and engaging in debate, they hide from any debating what-so-ever as a way of preserving their stupidity and ignorance. Thus they are "silent" because you won't hear them participating in intellectual discourse but, come election day (or any other major vote), you will see these jackasses show up to cast votes.
The Silent Majority Stands with Trump.
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