noun see dumb I

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  • Dumbness — Dumb ness, n. The quality or state of being dumb; muteness; silence; inability to speak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dumbness — can refer to: * Speech disorder * Stupidity …   Wikipedia

  • dumbness — dumb ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to speak; lacking the power of speech. 2) temporarily unable or unwilling to speak. 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. stupid. 4) (of a computer terminal) having no independent processing capability. ► VERB 1) (dumb down) N …   English terms dictionary

  • dumbness — See dumbly. * * * …   Universalium

  • dumbness — noun a) The state of being dumb (either mute or dim witted), that is, not communicating vocally, whether from selective mutism or from an inability to speak. 1611 Shakespeare, William [first known show, 15 May 1611; posthumous publication, 1623] …   Wiktionary

  • dumbness — n. see mutism …   Medical dictionary

  • dumbness — Synonyms and related words: anaudia, aphasia, aphonia, asininity, blockishness, boobishness, boorishness, bovinity, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, cloddishness, conciseness, crassness, crudeness, curtness, deaf muteness, denseness, density, dim …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dumbness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. aphonia, muteness, aphony, mutism; deaf mutism, voicelessness; silence, taciturnity, inarticulateness; informal, ignorance. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The avoidance of speech: muteness, silence,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dumbness — n. muteness, speechlessness, inability to speak; stupidity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dumbness — dumb·ness …   English syllables

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