dumb


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Synonyms for dumb

unable to speak

Synonyms

  • unable to speak
  • mute
  • without the power of speech

Antonyms

dumb something down

Synonyms

  • trivialize
  • sensationalize
  • make shallow
  • make superficial
  • make trivial
  • make frivolous
  • make less intelligent

Synonyms for dumb

lacking the power or faculty of speech

temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear

Synonyms for dumb

slow to learn or understand

Related Words

temporarily incapable of speaking

lacking the power of human speech

unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

References in classic literature ?
I angrily turned round in bed and made up my mind that I would not say a word unless he did; so I rested silently on my pillow determined to remain dumb, if it were to last till morning.
It were much more seemly, methinks, if yon Dumb man, who hath a sweet voice, would give us a song.
Down went the Dumb man, and away flew his cudgel from his hand as he fell.
Then the Church is dumb to-day, as it was in the eighteenth century?
And he who was wont to creep away in dumb shame, fearing the laughter of his fellows, sang now with such beauty and sweetness that they were all of one mind, saying that the Lord Himself had, of His heavenly grace, given to Caedmon this new power.
Perhaps he would walk about beneath the glowing stars or by the sounding sea, and thank God that he was no longer dumb, and that at last he could say forth all that before had been shut within his heart in an agony of silence.
In this unearthly stillness his footsteps fell silent on the pavement, while a dumb wind drove him on and on, like a lost mortal in a phantom world ravaged by a soundless thunderstorm.
Razumov tried hard to understand the reason of this dumb show.
He was then attacked by scarlet fever; in four weeks became deaf; in a few weeks more, blind; in six months, dumb.
Ye who have eyes and see not, and have ears and hear not; ye who are as the hypocrites of sad countenances, and disfigure your faces that ye may seem unto men to fast; learn healthy cheerfulness, and mild contentment, from the deaf, and dumb, and blind
The Dodger nodded in the affirmative, and, shading the flame of the candle with his hand, gave Charley Bates a private intimation, in dumb show, that he had better not be funny just then.
The first Dumb Fuq Award recipient is actor and anti-war activist Tim Robbins, for what company president Dan Sherman calls Mr.
YOU see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy - Erica Jong
However, "less-intelligent" comments fail to dampen Faris' spirits, who says she doesn't get bothered if people think she's a dumb blonde.
Specifically, playing dumb allows your conversational partner time to self-correct (e.