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Meaning & Definition of Dumb in English

English

Dumb

/dəm/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • dense
  • ,
  • dim
  • ,
  • dull
  • ,
  • dumb
  • ,
  • obtuse
  • ,
  • slow

2. Temporarily incapable of speaking

  • "Struck dumb"
  • "Speechless with shock"
    synonym:
  • speechless
  • ,
  • dumb

3. Lacking the power of human speech

  • "Dumb animals"
    synonym:
  • dumb

4. Unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

    synonym:
  • dumb
  • ,
  • mute
  • ,
  • silent

Examples of using

Don't play dumb. Answer my question properly!
She's a dumb blonde.
Not all blondes are dumb.