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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

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Dumb And Dumber - The Animated Series is based on last year's pounds 135 million- grossing movie starring madcap Carrey as Lloyd and Jeff Daniels as Harry.
Dumber To also lacks any charm and assumes the audience has the same IQ as the imbecilic heroes.
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To.
Dumb And Dumber To" was written and directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter.
I don't know if it's funnier than Horrible Bosses 2 (to name another recent comedy sequel), but Bosses is machine-tooled comedy that feels like it was made solely for money whereas Dumb and Dumber To has the sense of a reunion, middle-aged men rolling back the years.
The first Dumb and Dumber was made up, almost exclusively, of truly ludicrous and stupid jokes, but it had finesse and the gags worked.
Dumb and Dumber To'' edged out the animated Disney adventure ''Big Hero 6,'' which took in $36 million in its second week.
Summary: Jennifer Lawrence's never before seen Dumb and Dumber impressions
I'm not a fan of anything royal, but ITV did a brilliant, professional job - unlike the dumber and dumber BBC.
Further - and it gets dumber and dumber - that off-peak tickets can only be used outside busy times.
Skateboarding's getting worse and worse, as the new generations get dumber and dumber.
Increasingly dumb ideas were being made into even dumber programmes, each submitting an ever diminishing law of returns.
This excruciatingly unfunny film wants to be Dumb Ad Dumber but lacks the sweet charm of the Farrelly brothers' movies.
One hopes that, for their own sakes, this movie's talented young actors soon graduate to dumber, more carefree teen comedies.
Could we suggest: The Blair Witch Project, Howard's End, the lesser-known Howard The Duck from 1986, or perhaps Clueless, Without A Paddle and Dumb And Dumber.