Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Dumb"

The meaning of "Dumb" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does She’s no dumb blonde . mean?
A: A common falsehood is that women with blonde hair are not very intelligent or dumb. The speaker is saying The blonde woman being discussed is not dumb.
Q: What does dumb mean?
A: not smart or kind of stupid
Q: What does dumb mean?
A: fool/stupid/idiot
Q: What does dumb down mean?
A: to simplify
Q: What does dumb mean?
A: mudo o estúpido

Example sentences using "Dumb"

Q: Please show me example sentences with dumb down.
A: I know you don't understand, so let me dumb it down for you.

Sé que no entienes, por eso voy a explicarlo en una manera más sencillo.

It often sounds a bit condescending (like you think the other person is stupid) but it can also sound helpful and friendly ... 'depende el contexto' :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with dumb.
A: People can say , That was a dumb question or That is a dumb idea
Q: Please show me example sentences with dumb.
A: "That movie was dumb"
If you think it is rude, don't use it to describe people. You can use it to express distaste for things. It means stupid.
Or if someone is doing something stupid just call them dumb. It's not as rude as calling someone stupid n
Q: Please show me example sentences with dumb.
A: That's a dumb question.

Haha, you're so dumb!

She's a sweet girl, but she's pretty dumb.

I don't want to see that movie, it looks kind of dumb.

Synonyms of "Dumb" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between dumb and dunce ?
A: Ps: I said 'dunce' firstly and 'dumb' afterwards.
Q: What is the difference between dumb and absurd ?
A: Dumb is used to describe a person or thing, or an action performed by them, that was not well thought out (to put it lightly) or something disagreeable, while absurd usually refers to something that is ridiculous. It's also a more sophisticated way to say something is dumb, or unlogical.

Examples using "dumb":
- "I can't believe you were dumb enough to set your hair on fire."
- "This assignment is really dumb."

Examples for absurd:
"The deadline for the next assignment is in 3 days, which is absurd since it was given today."
"She had an absurd amount of money, since her parents were doctors."
Q: What is the difference between dumb down and bastardize ?
A: Bastardize is to change something so its value decreases. For example, I can print out a version of a famous painting or portrait on a piece of paper, but it obviously isn't the same as the original, so it's a bastardized version.

Dumb down is to explain something in a simpler way if someone doesn't understand the normal, more complex explanation. If someone is learning your language and they ask you a question, but their grammar or vocab isn't good enough to understand the answer, you can dumb it down and explain it in a simpler way. I don't think it's a particularly polite expression, however.
Q: What is the difference between dumb and stupid ?
A: Dumb and stupid usually mean the same thing, except that using the word dumb is more childish and not as mean as using stupid. So the speaker is saying that, while this person has a below average intelligence, he's not a total idiot. This person may do or say stupid things, but he doesn't do or say SUPER stupid things.
Q: What is the difference between dumb and stupid and silly ?
A: Accurately, "dumb" describes someone who is unable to speak = mute -- and many people who are not able to speak (as well as their families and friends) object strongly to the use of "dumb" to mean "stupid".
"stupid" refers to a lack of intelligence, while "silly" is more a lack of forethought, or maybe a lack of life-experience. In my opinion, "stupid" is a stronger insult than "silly".

Translations of "Dumb"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? dumb
A: dumb / stupid. 蠢
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? dumb
A: speechless person
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? dumb
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? dumb

Other questions about "Dumb"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce dumb.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce broke and dumb.
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Q: dumb does this sound natural?
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Q: I'm not dumb neither. does this sound natural?
A: You can hear people use this form often enough (even though it's incorrect) to think it's natural.
Q: we're all dumb. does this sound natural?
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