mutism

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mut·ism

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

(ˈmyu tɪz əm)

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

Psychiatry. a conscious or unconscious refusal to make verbal responses to questions, present in some mental disorders.
See also: Speech
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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
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Translations

mutism

n (Psych) → Mutismus m
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mut·ism

n. mutismo, mudez.
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mutism

n mutismo, mudez f; selective — mutismo selectivo
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