Definition of dumbly in US English:



  • See dumb

    • ‘But it's more a question of identity; of doing more than dumbly assenting to every Republican whim.’
    • ‘Her most obvious talent is an ability to stare dumbly at her interviewees in a manner which, she hopes, suggests interest.’
    • ‘When he was done speaking, he kind of ushered me offstage with him, and, dumbly, I followed.’
    • ‘I was standing there dumbly trying to absorb the enormity of what I had witnessed when it struck me that I had a family to worry about.’
    • ‘We all grinned dumbly at him, not one hundred percent sure what to say.’