Synonyms of dumb in English:


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1‘she stood dumb while he poured out a stream of abuse’

speechless, tongue-tied, wordless, silent, at a loss for words, voiceless, inarticulate, taciturn, uncommunicative, untalkative, tight-lipped, close-mouthed, saying nothing
informal mum

2‘he was born deaf and dumb’

mute, unable to speak, without the power of speech
technical aphasic, aphonic

3‘he is not as dumb as he wants people to believe’

stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, slow-witted, slow, dull, dull-witted, witless, half-witted, blockish, doltish, dunce-like, simple, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, cretinous, obtuse, bovine, lumpish
informal thick, dim, dopey, dippy, dozy, half-baked, slow on the uptake, soft in the head, as thick as two short planks, thickheaded, chuckleheaded, dunderheaded, wooden-headed, fat-headed, thick-skulled, muttonheaded, boneheaded, lamebrained, birdbrained, pea-brained, brain-dead, dead from the neck up
British informal daft, not the full shilling
South African informal dof
West Indian informal dotish
North American vulgar slang dumb-ass