Yet he is waging and expanding the dumbest kind of war—and creating his very own Vietnam.
“I got the idea from sitting at home watching Paranormal Activity and thinking white people do the dumbest things,” said Wayans.
Entering into the partnership with Clinton was, in some ways, “the dumbest thing I ever did,” Burkle said.
After the campaign, a former Clark colleague blogged that I was “the dumbest person in Democratic politics.”
Jace Lacob on the show, launching Thursday, that just might be the dumbest ever on television.
He is the dumbest kind of a dumb fool that ain't king in some little corner.
I supposed that eventually they'd pick the dumbest day laborer in the place and make him the patsy.
Oh, don't you know that family affection's the dumbest thing on earth?
But if Zelda and these other catatonics are teaching ghosts, these ghosts are the dumbest jerks anywhere.
The Grootenheimers always was the dumbest family in the township, an' Elizabeth Grootenheimer is the dumbest of 'em all!
Old English dumb "silent, unable to speak," from PIE *dheubh- "confusion, stupefaction, dizziness," from root *dheu- (1) "dust, mist, vapor, smoke," and related notions of "defective perception or wits."
The Old English, Old Saxon (dumb), Gothic (dumbs), and Old Norse (dumbr) forms of the word meant only "mute, speechless;" in Old High German (thumb) it meant both this and "stupid," and in Modern German this latter became the only sense. Meaning "foolish, ignorant" was occasionally in Middle English, but modern use (1823) comes from influence of German dumm. Related: dumber; dumbest.
Applied to silent contrivances, hence dumbwaiter. As a verb, in late Old English, "to become mute;" c.1600, "to make mute." To dumb (something) down is from 1933.