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dumb

lacking the power to speak, either because of defects in the vocal organs or because of hereditary deafness; mute

dumb

Passive. Not performing any business processing. See dumb network and dumb terminal.
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Sports have become a religion, athletic contests with millions of pursuivants, fans devotees of radio talk shows and all those glutinizing sports announcers and broadcasting oafs who for impressionable youngsters have made dumbness even fashionable.
It's mammoth dumbness guaranteed to be out of your mind no sooner you hit the exit door.
The gut & sleep & the dumbness both make have pushed out
2, Peter Stampfli's 1972 painting of the contours of a fat, textured tire, approximate the dumbness Americans might attribute to what we think of as our own homegrown Pop, but there is a decisive turn here toward the seamier side, as evidenced by both images' emphatic Surrealist styling.
Centred on a kindergarten rhyme, the song reduces a formula Will used with the Peas and Fergie to pure dumbness.
Priors: Confusing tuna with chicken, setting a new low for blonde dumbness.
Tracy-Ann Oberman, who has displayed an extraordinary dumbness on our screens by being married to EastEnders' Dirty Den, tries to prove she's not all dim by answering questions on the Imperial Roman Family.
We should celebrate intelligence and dumbness equally, but only if that is the sum of your worth.
But our horses have a tragic romance of their own - the weary ponies treading slowly into the pits of coal, faithful in their dumbness, and their tough mountain cousins straining along the perilous tracks between the slate quarries.
Although this is the way modern British politics appears to be going, an unavoidable slide towards dumbness and personality-led news stories, there is a case for standing Canute-like against the inevitable.
And publishers are jostling for his story, not because we've all become dumbed down, but because we've looked up and seen dumbness in spades.
Part of the English dumbness about Welsh is explained by the fact that it is a continuous reproach - an eloquent witness to the ethnic-cleansing skeletons in the ancestral cupboard.