Synonyms and related words:
anaudia, aphasia, aphonia, asininity, blockishness, boobishness, boorishness, bovinity, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, cloddishness, conciseness, crassness, crudeness, curtness, deaf-muteness, denseness, density, dim-wittedness, dimness, doltishness, dull-wittedness, dullardism, dullness, duncery, economy of words, grossness, hebetude, inarticulateness, laconicalness, laconism, lethargy, loutishness, lumpishness, muteness, mutism, ninnyism, oafdom, oafishness, obmutescence, obtuseness, opacity, pauciloquy, quietness, quietude, shortness, silence, simpletonianism, slowness, sluggishness, sottishness, sparingness of words, speechlessness, stolidity, stupidity, taciturnity, terseness, thick-headedness, thick-wittedness, tonguelessness, unloquaciousness, untalkativeness, unteachability, voicelessness, wordlessness, wrongheadedness, yokelism

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  • dumbness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. aphonia, muteness, aphony, mutism; deaf mutism, voicelessness; silence, taciturnity, inarticulateness; informal, ignorance. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The avoidance of speech: muteness, silence,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dumbness — n. muteness, speechlessness, inability to speak; stupidity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dumbness — dumb·ness …   English syllables

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