Synonyms for dumb
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
Dumb, mute, silent and speechless refer to fact or state; taciturn refers to habit and disposition. The talkative person may be stricken dumb with surprise or terror; the obstinate may remain mute; one may be silent through preoccupation of mind or of set purpose; but the taciturn person is averse to the utterance of thought or feeling and to communication with others, either from natural disposition or for the occasion. One who is silent does not speak at all; one who is taciturn speaks when compelled, but in a grudging way that repels further approach. Reserved suggests more of method and intention than taciturn, applying often to some special time or topic; one who is communicative regarding all else may be reserved about his business. Reserved is thus closely equivalent to uncommunicative, but is a somewhat stronger word, often suggesting pride or haughtiness, as when we say one is reserved toward inferiors. Compare PRIDE.
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dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slowadjective
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
"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"
vague, ho-hum, muted, sluggish, subdued, deadening, faint, mute, slow, thudding, boring, dense, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, obtuse, leaden
temporarily incapable of speaking
"struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"
lacking the power of human speech
dumb, mute, silentadjective
unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
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I'm not dumb enough to be a goalie.
Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. They're more easily handled than dumb mistakes.
The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
If you ask a dumb question, you’ll get a dumb answer…or would you rather me be the only one standing there looking intelligent.
I feel dumb... I’m not surprised that men are bad but… I didn’t know about Louis C.K., i didn’t even know about Cosby! And that’s dumb.
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- debilní, blbýCzech
- dum, fordummende, åndssvagDanish
- dümmlich, dumm, idiotisch, sinnlos, stummGerman
- tonto, estúpido, estúpidSpanish
- دبنگ, کودنPersian
- typerä, idioottimainenFinnish
- niais, stupide, débile, bête, idiotFrench
- hülye, ostobaHungarian
- goblok, geblek, dunguIndonesian
- 実のない, 愚か, ばかJapanese
- pekok, goblogJavanese
- بێمهعنا, بێعهقڵKurdish
- stupidus, supervacuusLatin
- kvailas, durnasLithuanian
- dom, stomDutch
- дурной, тупой, глупый, бессмысленныйRussian
- meningslös, dum, korkadSwedish
- aptal, saçmaTurkish
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