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
Example sentences from the Web for dumb
I mean on one end, you’ve got systems which, you know, can do many of the things that narrow AI or dumb AI, if you like can do today, but sort of all at once.
Chen makes an important point that many obvious ideas in tech started as dumb ideas.
Let’s stop doing dumb stuff like this and embrace proven strategies like permanent supportive housing that will solve San Diego’s homelessness crisis.Bry Has a Different Take on Another Downtown Building Debacle|Lisa Halverstadt|October 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Many Bitcoin owners have adopted a “Play dumb and hope for the best” strategy when it comes to taxes.The IRS is adding a cryptocurrency question to Form 1040 for 2020|Jeff|September 28, 2020|Fortune
A version of this article appears in the October 2020 issue of Fortune with the headline “What makes artificial intelligence look dumb.”
I dumbly mentioned it and it was obviously done in a joking manner, but everyone was like, “So, did you collect on the bet?”Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs|Kevin Fallon|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He left her without a word or a backward look towards the seat where she sat dumbly weeping.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen
She made a little gesture, as if she dumbly answered some futile question, and her hands dropped idly into her lap.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Frequently she looked into his face with a plea dumbly eloquent, but did not again put her fear for him into words.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
He sat staring at her dumbly, wondering if he were awake or dreaming.The Fire People|Ray Cummings
She looked at him dumbly, unable to keep her lips from twitching.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony
British Dictionary definitions for dumb
- slow to understand; dim-witted
- foolish; stupidSee also dumb down