speechlessly

speechless

[speech-lis]
adjective
1.
temporarily deprived of speech by strong emotion, physical weakness, exhaustion, etc.: speechless with alarm.
2.
characterized by absence or loss of speech: speechless joy.
3.
lacking the faculty of speech; dumb.
4.
not expressed in speech or words: speechless compliments.
5.
refraining from speech.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English specheles, Old English spǣclēas. See speech, -less

speechlessly, adverb
speechlessness, noun


1. dumfounded, shocked, mute. 3. silent, mute.


1–3. loquacious, voluble, talkative.
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speechless (ˈspiːtʃlɪs)
 
adj
1.  not able to speak
2.  temporarily deprived of speech
3.  not expressed or able to be expressed in words: speechless fear
 
'speechlessly
 
adv
 
'speechlessness
 
n

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