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
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OTHER WORDS FROM dumbdumb·ly, adverbdumb·ness, nounqua·si-dumb, adjectivequa·si-dumb·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for dumbest
But yesterday, William played one of the dumbest moves of his life as a Prince when he officially left his job.Why Prince William is Mad To Quit The Day Job For A Full-Time Life of Ribbon-Cutting|Tom Sykes|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Michael Moynihan collects five of the dumbest love letters to the departed Venezuelan comandante.The Stupidest Hugo Chávez Hagiographies From the Yanquis Who Loved Him|Michael Moynihan|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jace Lacob on the show, launching Thursday, that just might be the dumbest ever on television.‘Zero Hour’: Is This the Dumbest Show Ever to Air on TV?|Jace Lacob|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After the campaign, a former Clark colleague blogged that I was “the dumbest person in Democratic politics.”Plight of the Republican Presidential Race’s Zombie Candidates|Matt Bennett|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The dumbest thing F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote was that there are no second acts in American life.
"The dumbest, woodenest, most conscientious young female person it has ever been my lot to meet," goes on Mr. Mills.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
I supposed that eventually they'd pick the dumbest day laborer in the place and make him the patsy.Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper
He can get away with faking, but the dumbest jury in the world would know what receiving stolen goods was, and he knows it.Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper
He's always been considered the dumbest one in all our relations—never did know how to act.Seventeen|Booth Tarkington
Oh, don't you know that family affection's the dumbest thing on earth?The Woman With The Fan|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for dumbest
- slow to understand; dim-witted
- foolish; stupidSee also dumb down