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dumb

dumb

 
 
pronunciation:
duhm
part of speech: adjective
inflections: dumber, dumbest
definition 1: unintelligent, or reflecting a lack of intelligent thinking; idiotic; stupid.
He thinks he's dumb just because he reads slowly.I was embarrassed after I made that dumb remark.Letting the hamster out with the cat in the room was a dumb idea.
synonyms:
dimwitted, stupid, unintelligent
antonyms:
clever, intelligent, smart
similar words:
dense, dopey, dull, idiotic, silly, simple, slow, thick, witless
definition 2: (of humans, sometimes offensive) incapable of speaking.
A horse is only a dumb animal and cannot voice complaint.Blind and deaf, Helen Keller taught herself to speak and proclaimed, "I am not dumb anymore."
synonyms:
mute, silent, speechless
antonyms:
articulate
similar words:
voiceless
definition 3: silent, as from an emotional shock.
When she learned of the accident, she was dumb with grief.She was struck dumb by the news.
synonyms:
speechless, tongue-tied
antonyms:
articulate
similar words:
silent
definition 4: done without or unaccompanied by speaking, as in a pantomime.
synonyms:
silent
similar words:
noiseless, soundless, wordless
derivations: dumbly (adv.), dumbness (n.)