Definition Of dumb


(of a person) unable to speak, most typically because of congenital deafness.

he was born deaf, dumb, and blind

make dumb or unheard; silence.

a splendor that dazed the mind and dumbed the tongue

simplify or reduce the intellectual content of something so as to make it accessible to a larger number of people.

critics have accused publishers of dumbing down books


a dumb question

Example Of dumb

  • Another dumb creature has also been in the limelight.

  • Are we so desperate for communication with other intelligences that we will throw away our own the moment some dumb creature gives us an imitative squawk or a hand sign?

  • Around 40 dumb animals have to be killed to make a fur coat.

  • ‘You're so slow and stupid and dumb ,’ she grumbled, opening it and taking out a pencil.

  • Did we make an idol of our dog, imputing to him all sorts of attributes that he was incapable of denying because he was a dumb beast?

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