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Dumb meaning

dumb - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.
  2. 2. Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.
  3. 3. Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.
  4. 4. To put to silence.
  5. 5. Mute; unable to speak.

dumb - examples of usage

  1. At first she had stared at him in dumb wonder. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Stephen was struck dumb. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. Let us, then, learn always to treat dumb animals with kindness and consideration, since they are so often given to us as companions for our benefit. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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