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dumb´ness

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  • dumb´ness — dumb «duhm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not able to speak: »dumb animals. Helen Keller learned to speak; she was blind and deaf but not dumb. 2. silenced for the moment by fear, surprise, shyness, or other emotion: »She was struck dumb with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumb´ly — dumb «duhm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not able to speak: »dumb animals. Helen Keller learned to speak; she was blind and deaf but not dumb. 2. silenced for the moment by fear, surprise, shyness, or other emotion: »She was struck dumb with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumb — dumb; dumb·found; dumb·found·er; dumb·ly; dumb·ness; dumb·found·ed·ly; …   English syllables

  • dumb — dəm adj 1) lacking the human power of speech <dumb animals> 2) of a person often offensive lacking the ability to speak dumb·ly dəm lē adv dumb·ness n …   Medical dictionary

  • dumb — [[t]dʌm[/t]] adj. er, est, v. usage: dumb in the sense “lacking the power of speech” is offensive when applied to humans (but not animals), probably because the word also means “stupid; dull witted.” The noun dummy in the sense “a person who… …   From formal English to slang

  • speech´less|ness — speech|less «SPEECH lihs», adjective. 1. not able to speak for a time: »He was speechless with anger. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under dumb. (Cf. ↑dumb) 2. not able to speak; mute or dumb: »Animals are speechless. SYNONYM(S): See syn. unde …   Useful english dictionary

  • mute´ness — mute «myoot», adjective, noun, verb, mut|ed, mut|ing. –adj. 1. not making any sound; silent: »The little girl stood mute with embarrassment. Mute did the minstrels stand To hear my story (Longfellow). Mute was the room mute the house (Charlotte… …   Useful english dictionary

  • com´mon|place´ness — com|mon|place «KOM uhn PLAYS», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a) an everyday thing: »Forty years ago television was a rare novelty; today it is a commonplace. b) anything lacking originality: »Be not content with the commonplace in character any more… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|ar|tic´u|late|ness — in|ar|tic|u|late «IHN ahr TIHK yuh liht», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. not distinct; not uttered in distinct syllables or words; not like regular speech: »When they called to him they heard only an inarticulate mutter. A baby makes inarticulate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • si´lent|ness — si|lent «SY luhnt», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. quiet; still; noiseless: »a silent house, the silent hills. SYNONYM(S): hushed. 2. not speaking; saying little or nothing: »Pupils must be silent in the study hour. He was silent about his early life …   Useful english dictionary

  • voice´less|ness — voice|less «VOYS lihs», adjective. 1. having no voice; lacking the power of speech; dumb; silent. 2. not expressed or uttered; unspoken: »voiceless indignation. 3. lacking any voice or singing ability. 4. having no voice or vote, as in the… …   Useful english dictionary

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