Synonyms of dumb in English:


See definition of dumb


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

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 daft, not the full shilling

South African dof

West Indian dotish

vulgar slang dumb-ass