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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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Several people got back to me to say they recognised the images on my Facebook - they said he was the man they had seen on Britain's Dumbest Criminals after the Porsche case.
But it's still sad to think that Manny will go down in history as the dumbest player of his era, rather than the Hall of Famer he should have been.
Just don't tell the early Xers that today's youth are the dumbest generation.
Snow said, "You guys have been constantly -- I did see what may be the dumbest lead of an editorial I've seen in a long time today in The New York Times, which is, 'We need to declare ourselves on Iran.
Landlord Nicholas Down today said Gardiner, whose camera haul was worth around pounds 10,000, was "the dumbest criminal in Plymouth - even in Britain".
The dumbest moment in business last year, according to Business 2.
If it thought doing a deal with that newspaper was going to help its most cherished and highly-profitable client win friends and influence people in his Merseyside homeland, it has to be the dumbest of the dumb.
Number 18 in a list of the "20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things of 2003," from the January issue of Mad magazine
From a public relations viewpoint, it was about the dumbest thing he could do," Leahy says.
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Snowboards in Hawaii was probably one of the dumbest ideas ever, though.
Visitors to the site could make snide remarks about the dumbest dot-concepts, tell incredible stories about company waste, and lay odds on which dot-com would be the next to fail.
The result has been a series of tours at home and abroad and appearances on some of television's dumbest shows.
From the time of Atget's self-designation as a maker and seller of "documents photographiques," photographers have tenaciously and repeatedly discomfited the notion of art by negating and degrading it, finding new potential in the dumbest, most mechanical aspects of the medium, in radical reductivist procedures that Jeff Wall has referred to as "amatuerization.
JERRY KRAMER, when a sportswriter asked him whether the dumbest thing he ever heard was Vince Lombardi telling his team that as long as they wore the gold and green of the Green Bay Packers, there was no way they could lose: "No, that wasn't the dumbest thing.