Dumb - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʌm|  American pronunciation of the word dumb
Brit.  |dʌm|  British pronunciation of the word dumb


- slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity (syn: dense, dim, dull, obtuse, slow)
dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
- temporarily incapable of speaking (syn: speechless)
struck dumb
- lacking the power of human speech
dumb animals
- unable to speak because of hereditary deafness (syn: mute, silent)

Extra examples

I'm not dumb enough to believe that.

It was a dumb idea in the first place.

He just stood there with a dumb grin on his face.

This is one of the dumbest TV shows I've ever seen.

It was dumb luck that we found this place at all.

His success is just a matter of dumb luck.

He was born deaf and dumb.

...the terrible news dumbed her for a long moment, and then she burst into tears...

I was struck dumb with astonishment for the minute.

He answered with a short dumb nod.

What a dumb question.

'What is it?' I asked, playing dumb (=pretending to be stupid).

She's no dumb blonde (=a pretty woman with blonde hair who seems stupid).

He stared at the burnt-out car in dumb disbelief.

She was struck dumb with terror.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: dumb
he/she/it: dumbs
present participle: dumbing
past tense: dumbed
past participle: dumbed
comparative: dumber
superlative: dumbest
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