speechless

[ speech-lis ]
/ ˈspitʃ lɪs /

adjective

temporarily deprived of speech by strong emotion, physical weakness, exhaustion, etc.: speechless with alarm.
characterized by absence or loss of speech: speechless joy.
lacking the faculty of speech; dumb.
not expressed in speech or words: speechless compliments.
refraining from speech.

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Origin of speechless

before 1000; Middle English specheles,Old English spǣclēas.See speech, -less

SYNONYMS FOR speechless

1 dumfounded, shocked, mute.

OTHER WORDS FROM speechless

speech·less·ly, adverbspeech·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for speechless

speechless
/ (ˈspiːtʃlɪs) /

adjective

not able to speak
temporarily deprived of speech
not expressed or able to be expressed in wordsspeechless fear

Derived forms of speechless

speechlessly, adverbspeechlessness, noun
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