“I got the idea from sitting at home watching Paranormal Activity and thinking white people do the dumbest things,” said Wayans.
After the campaign, a former Clark colleague blogged that I was “the dumbest person in Democratic politics.”
The dumbest thing F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote was that there are no second acts in American life.
Michael Moynihan collects five of the dumbest love letters to the departed Venezuelan comandante.
But yesterday, William played one of the dumbest moves of his life as a Prince when he officially left his job.
He is the dumbest kind of a dumb fool that ain't king in some little corner.
I supposed that eventually they'd pick the dumbest day laborer in the place and make him the patsy.
Oh, don't you know that family affection's the dumbest thing on earth?
But if Zelda and these other catatonics are teaching ghosts, these ghosts are the dumbest jerks anywhere.
The Grootenheimers always was the dumbest family in the township, an' Elizabeth Grootenheimer is the dumbest of 'em all!
Old English dumb "silent, unable to speak," from PIE *dheubh- "confusion, stupefaction, dizziness," from root *dheu- (1) "dust, mist, vapor, smoke," and related notions of "defective perception or wits."
The Old English, Old Saxon (dumb), Gothic (dumbs), and Old Norse (dumbr) forms of the word meant only "mute, speechless;" in Old High German (thumb) it meant both this and "stupid," and in Modern German this latter became the only sense. Meaning "foolish, ignorant" was occasionally in Middle English, but modern use (1823) comes from influence of German dumm. Related: dumber; dumbest.
Applied to silent contrivances, hence dumbwaiter. As a verb, in late Old English, "to become mute;" c.1600, "to make mute." To dumb (something) down is from 1933.
from natural infirmity (Ex. 4:11); not knowing what to say (Prov. 31:8); unwillingness to speak (Ps. 39:9; Lev. 10:3). Christ repeatedly restored the dumb (Matt. 9:32, 33; Luke 11:14; Matt. 12:22) to the use of speech.