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Synonyms for dumb

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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"

    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

    "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"

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

    Antonyms:
    articulate, smart

  3. dumb(adj)

    lacking the power of human speech

    "dumb animals"

    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


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