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dumb

[AS.]
Lacking the power or faculty to speak; mute.

dumb

mute. Commonly said of animals generally but their capacity for vocal communication makes it necessary on occasion to mute the mute. See devocalization.
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To the tune of "O, Christmas Tree," they sing, "Apocalypse, apocalypse, we caused it by our dumbness.
If you oversell your dumbness by acting totally clueless or befuddled like one of the Three Stooges, you will draw unwanted attention to your actions.
By the third time, it's eye-rollingly infuriating in its predictability and plain dumbness.
Directed by Shakun Batra, the funny video was meant to laugh at Alia's alleged dumbness, which she revealed with goofed- up answers on Johar's television chat show, Koffee With Karan .
Musically, they had just the right amount of dumbness wrapped up in just the right amount of smartness: the best combination for a group.
He often seems to be asking himself or someone near him to explain something that cannot be understood, a blockage caused by the insufficiency of language, as well as our own dumbness and distortions.
When questioned about this apparent blindness and dumbness, Husb protests.
Her mother had a "just folks" dumbness she used when she didn't want to deal with the complexity of things.
Taking the level of dumbness to extreme, she went to Andy and accused him of hurting Armaan's sentiments.
When Rella said she liked Cherry Cola Nerds better than Raspberry Nerds, he traded with her, though he claimed it was the dumbness of cola that made him do it.
She further informed that iodine deficiency causes mental retardation, poor physical growth, deaf and dumbness, short stature and goiter.
Instead of leprosy, dumbness, blindness, epilepsy or a severed ear, it is cardiac disease, Alzheimer's, various forms of cancer, or AIDS.