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English adjective: dumb

1. dumb slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity


SamplesSo 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.
Dumb officials make some really dumb decisions.
He was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse.
Worked with the slow students.


Synonymsdense, dim, dull, obtuse, slow


Similarstupid


Antonymssmart

2. dumb temporarily incapable of speaking


SamplesStruck dumb.
Speechless with shock.


Synonymsspeechless


Similarinarticulate, unarticulate


Antonymsarticulate

3. dumb lacking the power of human speech


SamplesDumb animals.


Similarinarticulate, unarticulate


Antonymsarticulate

4. dumb unable to speak because of hereditary deafness


Synonymsmute, silent


Similarinarticulate, unarticulate


Antonymsarticulate









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