mutism

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Related to hysterical mutism: hysterical aphonia, Selective mutism

mut·ism

 (myo͞o′tĭz′əm)
n.
The condition of being unable or unwilling to speak as a result of a physical or psychological disorder.

mutism

(ˈmjuːtɪzəm)
n
1. the state of being mute
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry
a. a refusal to speak although the mechanism of speech is not damaged
b. the lack of development of speech, due usually to early deafness

mut•ism

(ˈmyu tɪz əm)

n.
an inability to speak, due to a physical defect, conscious refusal, or psychogenic inhibition.
[1815–25]

mutism

Psychiatry. a conscious or unconscious refusal to make verbal responses to questions, present in some mental disorders.
See also: Speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutism - the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak; "her muteness was a consequence of her deafness"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism - congenital deafness that results in inability to speak
Translations

mutism

n (Psych) → Mutismus m

mut·ism

n. mutismo, mudez.

mutism

n mutismo, mudez f; selective — mutismo selectivo