Antonyms of adj dumb

4 senses of dumb

Sense 1
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow -- (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students")

INDIRECT (VIA stupid) -> smart -- (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Sense 2
speechless, dumb -- (temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock")

INDIRECT (VIA inarticulate) -> articulate -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")

Sense 3
dumb -- (lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals")

INDIRECT (VIA inarticulate) -> articulate -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")

Sense 4
dumb, mute, silent -- (unable to speak because of hereditary deafness)

INDIRECT (VIA inarticulate) -> articulate -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")

Similarity of adj dumb

4 senses of dumb

Sense 1
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow -- (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students")
       => stupid (vs. smart) -- (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity)

Sense 2
speechless, dumb -- (temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock")
       => inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate -- (without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry")

Sense 3
dumb -- (lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals")
       => inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate -- (without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry")

Sense 4
dumb, mute, silent -- (unable to speak because of hereditary deafness)
       => inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate -- (without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry")

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