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dumbness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dumbness

  1. 1 incapacity for or restraint from speaking the determined dumbness of the accountants who tally the votes for the Academy Awards Synonyms of dumbness silence, muteness, speechlessness, stillnessWords Related to dumbness inarticulacy, inarticulateness, voicelessness; reserve, reticence, reticency, taciturnityNear Antonyms of dumbness communication, speaking, talking; eloquence, fluency, volubility; chattiness, garrulousness, loquaciousness, loquacity, talkativeness, talkiness; verboseness, verbosity, windiness, wordiness

  2. 2 the quality or state of lacking intelligence or quickness of mind couldn't believe the dumbness of the people who fell for that scam Synonyms of dumbness boneheadedness, brainlessness, denseness, density, dim-wittedness, doltishness, dopiness, dorkiness, dullness (also dulness), stupidity, fatuity, foolishness, gormlessness [chiefly British], mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, senselessness, simpleness, slowness, stupidness, thickness, vacuity, weak-mindedness, witlessnessWords Related to dumbness feeblemindedness, simplemindedness; absurdity, asininity, balminess, craziness, daftness, dippiness, dottiness, fatuousness, folly, idiocy, inaneness, inanity, insanity, lunacy, madness, nincompoopery, nonsensicalness, nuttiness, preposterousness, silliness, simplicity, wackiness, zaniness; fallacy, irrationality, unreasonableness; mental deficiency, mental retardationNear Antonyms of dumbness acumen, alertness, astuteness, discernment, insight, judgment (or judgement), perception, percipience, perspicacity; sagacity, sageness, sapience, wisdom, wit; logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness, reasonableness, soundness, validityAntonyms of dumbness braininess, brightness, brilliance, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, quick-wittedness, sharpness, smartness


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