This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Another word for dumb

a-z
Adjective
  1. Lacking the power or faculty of speech

    See also:

    words

  2. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear

    See also:

    words

Another word for dumb

Synonym Study

  • Mute is applied to persons incapable of speech because of congenital deafness and not through absence or impairment of the speech organs
  • Speechless usually implies temporary or momentary deprivation of the ability to speak speechless with horror
  • Voiceless is applied to one who has no voice, either from birth or through deprivation the throat operation left him voiceless
  • Dumb implies a lack of the power of speech and is now more often applied to brute animals and inanimate objects than to persons with impaired speech organs a dumb beast