What are some alternative words for dumb?

Synonyms for dumb

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term dumb.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)

    slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    Synonyms:
    vague, ho-hum, muted, sluggish, subdued, deadening, faint, mute, slow, thudding, boring, dumb, dense, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, obtuse, leaden

    Antonyms:
    smart, articulate

  2. speechless, dumb(adj)

    temporarily incapable of speaking

    Synonyms:
    mute, dull, obtuse, silent, dense, dim, speechless, dumb, slow

    Antonyms:
    articulate, smart

  3. dumb(adj)

    lacking the power of human speech

    Synonyms:
    mute, dull, obtuse, silent, dense, dim, speechless, slow

    Antonyms:
    articulate, smart

  4. dumb, mute, silent(adj)

    unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

    Synonyms:
    unspoken, understood, dull, dim, tacit, mute, dense, tongueless, unsounded, soundless, speechless, still, dumb, slow, silent, mum, obtuse, wordless

    Antonyms:
    smart, articulate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dumb

    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.

    Synonyms:
    close, mute, reserved, reticent, silent, speechless, taciturn, uncommunicative

    Antonyms:
    communicative, free, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, unreserved

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dumb(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unable to speak, incapable of speech

  2. dumb(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mute, speechless, silent, taciturn, mum

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

stupid, beast, silly, idiot, mute, idiots, foolish, silent, fool, moron, daft, tongue-tied, idiotic, retarded, retard, moronic


Translations for dumb

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for dumb »

Translation

Find a translation for the dumb synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Images & Illustrations of dumb

     Images & Illustrations of dumb Images & Illustrations of dumb Images & Illustrations of dumb

Discuss these dumb synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"dumb." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 23 Oct. 2017. <http://www.synonyms.net/synonym/dumb>.

Are we missing a good synonym for dumb?

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for dumb:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.