speechless

speechless
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. aphonic, mute, dumb. See silence, taciturnity. Ant., talkative.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. aphonic, inarticulate, voiceless, mum; see dumb 1 , mute 1 .
See Synonym Study at dumb .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
tongue-tied, at a loss for words, mute, struck dumb, inarticulate, aphonic, aphasic, voiceless, silent, *choked up.
ANT.: loquacious, talkative, *motor-mouthed, voluble
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking the power or faculty of speech: aphonic, dumb, inarticulate, mute, voiceless. See WORDS. 2. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear: dumb, inarticulate, mum, mute, silent, voiceless, wordless. See WORDS.

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  • Speechless — Speech less, a. 1. Destitute or deprived of the faculty of speech. [1913 Webster] 2. Not speaking for a time; dumb; mute; silent. [1913 Webster] Speechless with wonder, and half dead with fear. Addison. [1913 Webster] {Speech less*ly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • speechless — [spēch′lis] adj. 1. incapable of speech; lacking the ability to speak 2. temporarily unable to speak; silent, as from shock 3. not expressed or expressible in words [speechless terror] SYN. VOICELESS speechlessly adv. speechlessness n …   English World dictionary

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  • speechless — (adj.) O.E. spæcleas permanently mute; see SPEACH (Cf. speach) + LESS (Cf. less). Meaning mute by effect of astonishment is from late 14c. Related: Speechlessly; speechlessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • speechless — *dumb, mute, inarticulate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • speechless — [adj] without ability to talk aghast, amazed, aphonic, astounded, buttoned up*, clammed up*, close mouthed, cool*, cool as cucumber*, dazed, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, inarticulate, mum, mute, not saying boo*, reserved, shocked, silent,… …   New thesaurus

  • speechless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to speak, especially as the temporary result of shock or strong emotion. DERIVATIVES speechlessly adverb speechlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

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