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1. mutism

noun. the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak.

Synonyms

  • deaf-mutism
  • muteness
  • deaf-muteness
  • status

Antonyms

  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness
  • guilt

Etymology

  • mutisme (French)

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2. deaf-mutism

noun. congenital deafness that results in inability to speak.

Synonyms

  • muteness
  • deafness
  • deaf-muteness
  • hearing loss

Sentences with mutism


1. Noun, singular or mass
According to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, some children who suffer from selective mutism don't speak in at least one social setting; in any other situations, they can communicate fluently.

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