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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A refusal to speak when expected; The condition of being unable or unwilling to speak.

Usage examples (35)
  • Her muteness was a consequence of her deafness
  • The tidal wave of muteness is thought to have been caused by a post published this morning by Peter Black.
  • Her muteness is a desperate appeal for help - to be deported and sent home.
  • It's a cast of the inside part of a library, so it's all about silence and muteness, which is what happened. for more
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