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dumb

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

Passive. Not performing any business processing. See dumb network and dumb terminal.
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The reason behind this silence and dumbness would be nothing but fear of uncertainty.
Foulness and distastefulness - aren't these (like dumbness and cruelty) among the basic characteristics of the Duterte administration?
The minister said that in regard to legislative measures, consultations would be held with the stakeholders concerned and all kinds of disabilities like visual impairment, physical disability, mental illness, deafness and dumbness would be covered.
During pregnancy it could cause the loss of pregnancy, intra-uterine growth retardation, intrauterine death, miss carriage and deaf and dumbness of off springs and the most simple and scientific method of avoiding such situation was using iodine salt at mass scale, she suggested.
"Our smartphones are being used for dumbness and your date is not your own.
It is just that, because of the Internet and social media, we are exposed to people's 'dumbness.'
Fans will be annoyed to see Antonio Banderas reduced to such dumbness, and may start noting other dumb detail in retaliation.
For sheer rabbit-in-headlights dumbness, I would heartily recommend the clip of Michael Fallon on the Channel 4 news on the day Jeremy Corbyn made a speech about how Britain's recent foreign policy might have influenced terrorist attacks on the country.
"Painting is so austere, as a premise, that it can take a lot of dumbness," Williams says, "and still maintain that austerity.
The writer Garry Wills has translated the term as "shrewd dumbness." Many astronomers might concede that a shrewd dumbness is more or less what they bring to bear when contemplating gravitational waves or fast radio bursts or other wild and woolly cosmic enigmas.
Abject dumbness was glamorised as being "the fresh voice of an outsider" who's going to "shake things up." (Did anyone bother to ask how?
We're here not to tut at the sheer dumbness but to see things blowing up and there's no shortage of that.