- 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, speechlessness, wordlessness. See WORDS.
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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 — noun see dumb I … New Collegiate 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 — n. muteness, speechlessness, inability to speak; stupidity … English contemporary dictionary
dumbness — dumb·ness … English syllables