Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dumb: alternate, DMV, expedite, threshold
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • adj
  • phrase

Synonyms for dumb

unable to speak


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


dumb something down


  • 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 periodicals archive ?
DAFT: Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson in Dumb and Dumberer (12A)
She said that the rehabilitation of the deaf and dumb is not less than blessing and the province already have such institutions, which are short of instruments in the head and could be fulfilled with the assistance of donors.
Well, if you happen to visit the Dumb Starbucks, in all probability you will figure out too, why is it not that bad an idea to call Starbucks dumb.
If they can use dumb Americans then why can't they use dumb animals?
The study, released Thursday, says that manufacturers shipped 216 million smartphones worldwide in January, February and March, compared with only 189 million of their dumb phone counterparts.
According to Manoj Bardhwaj, an interpreter, dumb and deaf people can benefit from the initiative and lodge a FIR (First Information Report) using sign language.
Black girls and white girls don't mix/ black girls are dumb and white girls are good chicks.
TV shows are as dumb or as intelligent as we, the viewers, want them to be.
Based on the theory of action, however, if results cannot be measured and a return provided on the client's investment, it is quite simply a dumb ad.
They are angry particularly over the government's indifference to 80 deaf and dumb villagers.
It may be the frustration that inevitably results from seasons that are going down the drain - Cowboys coach Bill Parcells calling his team dumb.
Slushee Frozen Drinks is set for a major marketing boost in the summer when its product features in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry met Lloyd.
The 32-year-old stunner, who majored in English literature in college, has tasted success courtesy dumb blonde roles, reports The China Daily.
Slushee have landed a starring role in Dumb And Dumberer,, a follow-up to the 1994 hit comedy Dumb And Dumber.
BCR, a MediaLive International company, today announced that the question "Are Smart Networks a Dumb Idea?