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Entry Word: mute
Function: adjective
Text: 1 unable to speak <the child is both deaf and mute because her hearing was lost at birth>
Synonyms inarticulate, speechless, voiceless
Related Words tongue-tied; incoherent, incomprehensible; closemouthed, laconic, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; mum, nonspeaking, quiet, silent, wordless
Near Antonyms communicative, gabby, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, talky, vocal; expatiating, speaking out, speaking up; articulating, speaking, talking; articulate, eloquent, fluent, voluble
2 deliberately refraining from speech <remained mute no matter how much we pleaded for an answer> -- see SILENT 1