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speech·less

 (spēch′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking the faculty of speech.
2. Temporarily unable to speak, as through astonishment.
3. Refraining from speech; silent.
4. Unexpressed or inexpressible in words: speechless admiration.

speech′less·ly adv.
speech′less·ness n.

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.
ˈspeechlessly adv
ˈspeechlessness n

speech•less

(ˈspitʃ lɪs)

adj.
1. temporarily deprived of speech, as by fear or exhaustion.
2. lacking the faculty of speech; dumb.
3. not able to be expressed in speech or words.
4. refraining from speech.
[before 1000]
speech′less•ly, adv.
speech′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.speechless - temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock"
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"

speechless

adjective dumb, dumbfounded, lost for words, dumbstruck, astounded, shocked, mum, amazed, silent, mute, dazed, aghast, inarticulate, tongue-tied, wordless, thunderstruck, unable to get a word out (informal) Alex was speechless with rage and despair.

speechless

adjective
1. Lacking the power or faculty of speech:
2. Temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear:
Translations
فاقِد النُّطْق، مَعْقود اللسانوَاجِم
němýoněmělý
målløs
sanaton
bez riječi
orîlaus
口のきけない
말을 못하는
mållös
ไม่สามารถพูดได้
dili tutulmuşnutku tutulmuş
không nói nên lời

speechless

[ˈspiːtʃlɪs] ADJ (= dumbstruck) → estupefacto, sin habla
everybody was speechless at thiscon esto todos quedaron estupefactos or sin habla
I'm speechless!no sé qué decir, estoy estupefacto
to be speechless with rageenmudecer de rabia

speechless

[ˈspiːtʃləs] adjsans voix
I was speechless → Je suis resté sans voix.
to be speechless with admiration → être muet(te) d'admiration
to be speechless with astonishment → être muet(te) d'étonnementspeech therapist northophoniste mfspeech therapy northophonie fspeechwriter [ˈspiːtʃraɪtər] n
her speechwriter → la personne qui écrit ses discours

speechless

adj
(= at a loss for words)sprachlos (with vor); angerstumm; everybody was speechless at thisdarüber waren alle völlig sprachlos; his remark left me speechlessseine Bemerkung machte mich sprachlos or verschlug mir die Sprache; she stared at him in speechless disbeliefsie starrte ihn sprachlos vor Verblüffung an
(lit: = dumb) → stumm; to be speechlessnicht sprechen können

speechless

[ˈspiːtʃlɪs] adjsenza parole, ammutolito/a

speech

(spiːtʃ) noun
1. (the act of) saying words, or the ability to say words. Speech is one method of communication between people.
2. the words said. His speech is full of colloquialisms.
3. manner or way of speaking. His speech is very slow.
4. a formal talk given to a meeting etc. parliamentary speeches.
ˈspeechless adjective
unable to speak, often because of surprise, shock etc. He looked at her in speechless amazement.
ˈspeechlessly adverb
ˈspeechlessness noun

speechless

وَاجِم oněmělý målløs sprachlos άναυδος sin habla sanaton coi bez riječi senza parole 口のきけない 말을 못하는 sprakeloos målløs oniemiały emudecido онемевший mållös ไม่สามารถพูดได้ nutku tutulmuş không nói nên lời 不能说话的
References in classic literature ?
The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently.
I cut myself, I burned myself, I got speechless from fatigue, and giddy from want of sleep.
Lady Montbarry looked round again at the speechless stranger.
Though speechless, he appeared conscious, and it was thought by those who knew him best that if the end had unfortunately been delayed beyond the usual hour for opening the store the effect upon him would have been deplorable.
She was still stunned and speechless with emotion when later she leaned over her friend to kiss her and softly say good-by.
With many other particulars concerning Ahab, always had it remained a mystery to some, why it was, that for a certain period, both before and after the sailing of the Pequod, he had hidden himself away with such Grand-Lama-like exclusiveness; and, for that one interval, sought speechless refuge, as it were, among the marble senate of the dead.
Everything irrational should, if possible, be excluded; or, at all events, it should lie outside the action of the play (as, in the Oedipus, the hero's ignorance as to the manner of Laius' death); not within the drama,--as in the Electra, the messenger's account of the Pythian games; or, as in the Mysians, the man who has come from Tegea to Mysia and is still speechless.
Starting at the unforeseen concluding exclamation of the so suddenly scornful old man, Stubb was speechless a moment; then said excitedly, I am not used to be spoken to that way, sir; I do but less than half like it, sir.
And at last Dab-Dab found him on the other side of the village in a stable-yard, where all the dogs of the country-side were standing round him speechless with admiration and respect.
As with a whisk her short skirts vanished into the darkness, the two spectators--Miss Bertha and Miss Monica Williams--sat looking at each other in speechless amazement.
She stood before him speechless, motionless, struck to stone.
To it she had come back joyfully after all her absences; at its window she had knelt through that night of bitter agony when she believed Gilbert dying, and by it she had sat in speechless happiness the night of her betrothal.