adjective, dumb·er, dumb·est.
- (of a barge) without means of propulsion.
- (of any craft) without means of propulsion, steering, or signaling.
Words nearby dumb
Origin of dumb
OTHER WORDS FROM dumbdumb·ly, adverbdumb·ness, nounqua·si-dumb, adjectivequa·si-dumb·ly, adverb
usage note for dumb
Examples from the Web for dumb
“Which proves he is as dumb as a bag of hammers,” the official says.
Does it matter whether Taylor Swift wants me to inflate my Internet notoriety by doing a dumb thing where I lip sync to her music?Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The way I film is based on the assumption that the audience is as smart and dumb as I am.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery|Tim Teeman|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought I was going to have to dumb it down for this folk-pop singer.
Republicans know the truth about these proposals deep down, or I think most do (I suppose some actually are that dumb).
The distress in Joan's face was like that which one sees in the face of a dumb animal that has received a mortal hurt.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
He gazed at me with the dumb look of a wounded animal and was too amazed for words.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
A family of destitute children, the eldest not yet sixteen, the youngest a dumb girl.Nobody's Boy|Hector Malot
The sight of Peter Oliphant, so unexpected an apparition, made her dumb.A Widow's Tale and Other Stories|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Aw, some dumb vault clerk got himself locked in, an' the locks jammed an' they can't get him out.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
British Dictionary definitions for dumb
- slow to understand; dim-witted
- foolish; stupidSee also dumb down