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Dumb vs. Stupid

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Dumbadjective

(dated) Unable to speak; lacking power of speech (kept in "deaf, dumb, and blind").

‘His younger brother was born dumb, and communicated with sign language.’;

Stupidadjective

Lacking in intelligence or exhibiting the quality of having been done by someone lacking in intelligence.

‘Because it's a big stupid jellyfish!’;

Dumbadjective

(dated) Silent; unaccompanied by words.

‘dumb show’;

Stupidadjective

To the point of stupor.

‘Neurobiology bores me stupid.’;

Dumbadjective

extremely stupid.

‘You are so dumb! You don't even know how to make toast!’;

Stupidadjective

(archaic) Characterized by or in a state of stupor; paralysed.

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Dumbadjective

(figuratively) Pointless, foolish, lacking intellectual content or value.

‘This is dumb! We're driving in circles! We should have asked for directions an hour ago!’; ‘Brendan had the dumb job of moving boxes from one conveyor belt to another.’;

Stupidadjective

(archaic) Lacking sensation; inanimate; destitute of consciousness; insensate.

Dumbadjective

Lacking brightness or clearness, as a colour.

Stupidadjective

dulled in feeling or sensation; torpid

Dumbverb

To silence.

Stupidadjective

(slang) Amazing.

‘That dunk was stupid! His head was above the rim!’;

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Dumbverb

(transitive) To make stupid.

Stupidadjective

(slang) damn, annoying, darn

‘I fell over the stupid wire.’;

Dumbverb

(transitive) To represent as stupid.

Stupidadverb

Extremely.

‘My gear is stupid fly.’;

Dumbverb

(transitive) To reduce the intellectual demands of.

Stupidnoun

A stupid person; a fool.

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Dumbadjective

Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.

‘To unloose the very tongues even of dumb creatures.’;

Stupidnoun

The state or condition of being stupid.

‘His stupid knows no bounds.’;

Dumbadjective

Not willing to speak; mute; silent; not speaking; not accompanied by words; as, dumb show.

‘This spirit, dumb to us, will speak to him.’; ‘To pierce into the dumb past.’;

Stupidadjective

Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; - said of persons.

‘O that men . . . should be so stupid grown . . . As to forsake the living God!’; ‘With wild surprise,A moment stupid, motionless he stood.’;

Dumbadjective

Lacking brightness or clearness, as a color.

‘Her stern was painted of a dumb white or dun color.’;

Stupidadjective

Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; - said of things.

‘Observe what loads of stupid rhymesOppress us in corrupted times.’;

Dumbverb

To put to silence.

Stupidnoun

a person who is not very bright;

‘The economy, stupid!’;

Dumbadjective

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’; ‘dumb officials make some really dumb decisions’; ‘he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse’; ‘worked with the slow students’;

Stupidadjective

lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

Dumbadjective

unable to speak temporarily;

‘struck dumb’; ‘speechless with shock’;

Stupidadjective

in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock;

‘he had a dazed expression on his face’; ‘lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow’; ‘was stupid from fatigue’;

Dumbadjective

lacking the power of human speech;

‘dumb animals’;

Stupidadjective

without much intelligence;

‘a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers’;

Dumbadjective

unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

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