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1. deaf-and-dumb

adjective. lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak.

Synonyms

  • deaf

Antonyms

  • heedful
  • sensitize

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Rhymes with Deaf And Dumb

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from

2. deaf-and-dumb_person

noun. a deaf person who is unable to speak.

Synonyms

  • dummy
  • silent person
  • deaf person
  • mute

Antonyms

  • natural
  • sharpen
  • articulate

3. dumb

adjective. ['ˈdʌm'] slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.

Synonyms

  • obtuse
  • dense
  • stupid
  • dim
  • dull

Antonyms

  • active
  • discerning
  • compound
  • thin

Etymology

  • dumb (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dumbien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumbian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. deaf

adjective. ['ˈdɛf'] lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.

Synonyms

  • deaf-mute
  • hard-of-hearing
  • profoundly deaf
  • unhearing
  • hearing-impaired
  • deafened
  • deaf-and-dumb
  • deaf as a post
  • tone-deaf

Antonyms

  • inattentiveness
  • partial
  • reactive
  • interested

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. deaf

noun. ['ˈdɛf'] people who have severe hearing impairments.

Synonyms

  • people

Antonyms

  • superior
  • careful

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. dumb

adjective. ['ˈdʌm'] temporarily incapable of speaking.

Synonyms

  • inarticulate
  • unarticulate

Antonyms

  • interesting
  • strengthen
  • quickly

Etymology

  • dumb (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dumbien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumbian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. dumb

adjective. ['ˈdʌm'] unable to speak because of hereditary deafness.

Synonyms

  • silent
  • unarticulate
  • mute

Antonyms

  • sudden
  • fast
  • hurried
  • rush

Etymology

  • dumb (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dumbien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumbian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. dumb

adjective. ['ˈdʌm'] lacking the power of human speech.

Synonyms

  • unarticulate

Antonyms

  • increase
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • dumb (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumb (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dumbien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dumbian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. deaf

adjective. ['ˈdɛf'] (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed.

Synonyms

  • indifferent
  • heedless

Antonyms

  • important
  • extraordinary
  • concerned

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. deaf

verb. ['ˈdɛf'] make or render deaf.

Synonyms

  • desensitize
  • deafen

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • rich people
  • poor people

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with deaf-and-dumb


1. Noun Phrase
Since whales and dolphins use sonar to communicate with one another, they are essentially rendered deaf and dumb when placed in a concrete water tank.

2. Noun Phrase
Dr. Naomi Rose, an outspoken marine mammal advocate, contends that placing an orca in a cement pool renders the whale both deaf and dumb since its echolocation skills are thwarted by the concrete.

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