tongue-tied

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tongue-tied

(tŭng′tīd′)
adj.
1. Speechless or confused in expression, as from shyness, embarrassment, or astonishment.
2. Affected with tongue-tie.

tongue-tied

adj
1. speechless, esp with embarrassment or shyness
2. (Pathology) having a condition of tongue-tie

tongue′-tied`



adj.
1. unable to speak, as from shyness, embarrassment, or surprise.
2. affected with tongue-tie.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tongue-tied - unable to express yourself clearly or fluentlytongue-tied - unable to express yourself clearly or fluently; "felt tongue-tied with embarrassment"; "incoherent with grief"
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"

tongue-tied

adjective speechless, dumb, mute, inarticulate, dumbstruck, struck dumb, at a loss for words In their presence I became self-conscious and tongue-tied.
articulate, chatty, talkative, wordy, effusive, garrulous, voluble, loquacious, verbose
Translations

tongue-tied

[ˈtʌŋtaɪd] ADJcon la lengua trabada (fig) → tímido, cortado, premioso (frm)

tongue-tied

[ˈtʌŋˌtaɪd] adj (fig) → muto/a
he was tongue-tied with embarrassment → l'imbarrazzo lo ha fatto ammutolire