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 dumbdumb·ly, adverbdumb·ness, nounqua·si-dumb, adjectivequa·si-dumb·ly, adverb
How to use dumb in a sentence
There was plenty more like this--every epistle dumber than the previous--but you get the general idea.From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?|Michael Moynihan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
A little girl in school said yesterday that I was 'dreadful dumb, dumber than a goose.'A Little Girl in Old Boston|Amanda Millie Douglas
How did Dumber divine that the poker was unduly hot and black with soot underneath?
Sa nagkadugay ka ning trabahúa nagkatuntu ka sab, The longer you are on this job, the dumber you get.
Nagkadugay ka ning trabahúa nagkaturpi sab ka, The longer you are on the job the dumber you act.
Only in moments of intense excitement did Dumber misplace or leave out the aspirate.
British Dictionary definitions for dumb
- slow to understand; dim-witted
- foolish; stupidSee also dumb down