Associations to the word «Dumb»


DUMB, adjective. (dated) Unable to speak; lacking power of speech.
DUMB, adjective. (dated) Silent; unaccompanied by words.
DUMB, adjective. (informal) (pejorative) (especially of a person) extremely stupid.
DUMB, adjective. (figuratively) Pointless, foolish, lacking intellectual content or value.
DUMB, adjective. Lacking brightness or clearness, as a colour.
DUMB, verb. To silence.
DUMB, verb. (transitive) To make stupid.
DUMB, verb. (transitive) To represent as stupid.
DUMB, verb. (transitive) To reduce the intellectual demands of.
DUMB AS A BAG OF HAMMERS, adjective. (slang) Remarkably stupid.
DUMB AS A BOX OF ROCKS, adjective. (simile) Very stupid
DUMB AS A SACK OF HAMMERS, adjective. (British) Alternative form of dumb as a bag of hammers
DUMB AS DIRT, adjective. (slang) Extremely stupid.
DUMB ASS, adjective. (vulgar) (slang) stupid thing or stupid action
DUMB ASS, noun. (vulgar) (slang) stupid person
DUMB ASSES, noun. Plural of dumb ass
DUMB BARGE, noun. (nautical) The hull of a barge, in tow of a tug, used for the carriage of cargo
DUMB BLONDE, noun. (pejorative) A female preoccupied with appearance while neglecting intellectual pursuits, (often taken to extremes); a blonde bimbo.
DUMB BLONDE, noun. By extension, infrequently used to refer to blond males.
DUMB BLONDES, noun. Plural of dumb blonde
DUMB BOMB, noun. An air-dropped bomb without any guidance system to control it after launch.
DUMB BOMBS, noun. Plural of dumb bomb
DUMB BUNNY, noun. (idiomatic) A stupid person
DUMB CAKE, noun. (historical) A cake made in silence by girls on St Mark's Eve, with certain mystic ceremonies, to discover their future husbands.
DUMB CANCEL, noun. (philately) A postal cancellation that does not state any location or date, used in wartime to prevent the enemy gathering information about troop movements from captured mail.
DUMB CANE, noun. A West Indian plant, Dieffenbachia seguine, which, when chewed, causes the tongue to swell and temporarily prevents speech.
DUMB CLUCK, noun. A stupid person.
DUMB CLUCKS, noun. Plural of dumb cluck
DUMB CRAMBO, noun. (games) A guessing game, similar to charades, in which players act out, or silently pantomime, words that rhyme with a clue word. The objective is to guess a concealed word that rhymes with the clue.
DUMB DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.
DUMB DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To become simpler in expression or content; to become unacceptably simplistic.
DUMB FUCK, noun. (vulgar) (derogatory) An extraordinarily stupid person.
DUMB FUCKER, noun. (vulgar) (derogatory) A hated, contemptible, or stupid person.
DUMB FUCKS, noun. Plural of dumb fuck
DUMB GENIUS, noun. A person who is very intelligent, but socially dull.
DUMB GENIUS, noun. A person who is very intelligent in one limited sphere, but inept in other areas.
DUMB HOLE, noun. A phenomenon in which phonons (sound perturbations) are unable to escape from a fluid that is flowing more quickly than the local speed of sound.
DUMB INSOLENCE, noun. (British) (military) The offence of refusing to answer the questions of an officer.
DUMB PIANO, noun. Digitorium
DUMB SHIT, adjective. (idiomatic) (vulgar) (pejorative) (colloquial) Alternative spelling of dumbshit
DUMB SHIT, noun. (idiomatic) (vulgar) (pejorative) (colloquial) Alternative spelling of dumbshit
DUMB SHOW, noun. (theater) A performance during which the players do not speak.
DUMB SHOWS, noun. Plural of dumb show
DUMB SPINET, noun. Clavichord
DUMB TAX, noun. (chiefly British) A jocular name for the national lottery.
DUMB TERMINAL, noun. (computing) A computer terminal consisting of a monitor (usually in monochrome) and keyboard, but (unlike a personal computer) having almost no processing capability, used to provide input to and receive output from a remote server, minicomputer, or mainframe.
DUMB TERMINALS, noun. Plural of dumb terminal
DUMB WAITER, noun. Alternative spelling of dumbwaiter
DUMB WAITERS, noun. Plural of dumb waiter

Dictionary definition

DUMB, adjective. Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students".
DUMB, adjective. Temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock".
DUMB, adjective. Lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals".
DUMB, adjective. Unable to speak because of hereditary deafness.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke