adjective, dumb·er, dumb·est.
- (of a barge) without means of propulsion.
- (of any craft) without means of propulsion, steering, or signaling.
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Origin of dumb
usage note for dumb
OTHER WORDS FROM dumbdumbly, adverbdumbness, nounquasi-dumb, adjectivequasi-dumbly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for dumb
When you see those people on Fox “News,” change the channel because they are making you dumber.Would You Risk Your Life to Vote? It Looks Like 7 Million Afghans Did.|Dean Obeidallah|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think he can do it, especially with the unwitting help of the Republicans, who get dumber every week.
A dumber move, on the Warhol front, came when one of his intense car-crash paintings went for “only” $8 million.
In this scene from Dumb & Dumber, Lloyd tricks Harry by adding laxatives to his tea to sabotage a date.
In fact, Beck told viewers in a spirited refrain, “You couldn't get dumber than me.”
Nagkadugay ka ning trabahúa nagkaturpi sab ka, The longer you are on the job the dumber you act.
"She's a lively one if she is a dumber," said Freckles approvingly.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
No, oh, no; for then she would be deafer and dumber and blinder than she was before.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Only in moments of intense excitement did Dumber misplace or leave out the aspirate.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
Sa nagkadugay ka ning trabahúa nagkatuntu ka sab, The longer you are on this job, the dumber you get.
British Dictionary definitions for dumb
- slow to understand; dim-witted
- foolish; stupidSee also dumb down