Definitions for dumb

Definitions for (adj) dumb

Main entry: mute, dumb, silent

Definition: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

Main entry: dumb

Definition: lacking the power of human speech

Usage: dumb animals

Main entry: dumb, speechless

Definition: temporarily incapable of speaking

Usage: struck dumb; speechless with shock

Main entry: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: so dense he never understands anything I say to him; never met anyone quite so dim; although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick- Thackeray; dumb officials make some really dumb decisions; he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse; worked with the slow students

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