Lacking the power of speech. Used of animals and inanimate objects. (adjective)
Often Offensive Incapable of using speech; mute. Used of humans. See Usage Note at mute. (adjective)
Temporarily speechless, as with shock or fear: I was dumb with disbelief. (adjective)
Unwilling to speak; taciturn. (adjective)
Not expressed or articulated in sounds or words: dumb resentment. (adjective)
Nautical Not self-propelling. (adjective)
Conspicuously unintelligent; stupid: dumb officials; a dumb decision. (adjective)
Unintentional; haphazard: dumb luck. (adjective)
To make silent or dumb. (verb-transitive)
down Slang To rewrite for a less educated or less sophisticated audience. (phrasal-verb)
Examples of word dumb
Boy were we dumb to read them back in the 60's..dumb but ahh what silly fun.
DUMB: A dumb wine is also a closed wine, but the term dumb is used in a more pejorative sense.
The software features it offers are brutally malfunctioning such as the simplest OR operation which reduces the (purportedly) 159,000 item set for the term dumb to (purportedly) 92,000 items when the query is broadened to dumb OR dumber.
To correct the error involved in the term dumb, it is customary to speak of human beings who do not hear and speak as deaf-mutes, a term which implies that they are silent, but not necessarily incapable of speaking.
To such may be applied the term dumb, inasmuch as they are either destitute of the power of speech or are unwilling to speak and are lacking in intelligence.