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  • dumb — adj. RG. 131 v. n. == become dumb. Ps. xxxviii. 3 …   Oldest English Words

  • Dumb laws — Dumb laws, also weird, strange, or unnecessary laws, are laws that are perceived to be useless, no longer applicable (in regards to current culture or modern law), or humorous. There are relatively few real dumb laws on the books, but large… …   Wikipedia

  • dumb — (adj.) O.E. dumb silent, unable to speak, from PIE *dheubh confusion, stupefaction, dizziness, from root *dheu (1) dust, mist, vapor, smoke, and related notions of defective perception or wits. The Old English, Old Saxon (dumb), Gothic (dumbs),… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • dumb — [dum] adj. [ME & OE, akin to Ger dumm (Goth dumbs), mute, stupid < nasalized var. of IE * dheubh < base * dheu : see DULL] 1. lacking the power of speech; mute: now regarded as offensive 2. unwilling to talk; silent 3. not accompanied by… …   English World dictionary

  • Dumb blonde — The dumb blonde is a popular culture stereotype applied to blonde haired women. The archetypical dumb blonde , while viewed as attractive and popular, has been criticised as lacking in both common street sense and academic intelligence, often to… …   Wikipedia

  • dumb — adj. 1 unable to speak VERBS ▪ be ▪ become, be struck ▪ They were struck dumb with amazement. PREPOSITION ▪ with …   Collocations dictionary

  • Dumb Show — Not to be confused with Dumbshow. Dumb Show is a play by Joe Penhall. The three character play, directed by Terry Johnson, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre London, September 4, 2004. It received its American premiere at South Coast Repertory… …   Wikipedia

  • dumb — /dʌm / (say dum) adjective 1. without the power of speech. 2. bereft of the power of speech temporarily: dumb with astonishment. 3. that does not speak or is little addicted to speaking. 4. made, done, etc., without speech. 5. lacking some usual… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dumb — adjective 1》 unable to speak, typically because of congenital deafness.     ↘(of animals) unable to speak as a natural state.     ↘temporarily unable or unwilling to speak. 2》 informal, chiefly N. Amer. stupid. 3》 (of a computer terminal) having… …   English new terms dictionary

  • dumb down — verb a) To convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending. The public wont understand this concept. We need to dumb down our explanation of it. b) To… …   Wiktionary

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