AskDefine | Define speechless

Dictionary Definition

speechless adj : unable to speak temporarily; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock" [syn: dumb]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. not speaking; not knowing what to say; silent, especially due to surprise, amazement, etc.
    ''When he walked into his surprise birthday party, he was completely speechless.


Extensive Definition

Speechless can refer to any of the following articles:


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, close-tongued, closemouthed, concise, curt, dazed, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, inarticulate, indisposed to talk, laconic, mum, mute, nonplussed, quiet, reserved, shocked, short, silent, snug, sparing of words, stricken dumb, taciturn, terse, thunderstruck, tight-lipped, tongue-tied, tongueless, uncommunicative, unloquacious, untalkative, voiceless, word-bound, wordless
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