in a stupid manner;
"he had so rapaciously desired and so obtusely expected to find her alone"
in an inarticulate manner;
"I nodded dumbly and he slit the envelope"
- Sam unfolded the paper and looked at it dumbly.
- The convicts went up to the post, stopped there, and while the sacks were being brought, they looked dumbly about them, as a wild beast at bay looks at the approaching hunter.
- dumb 哑的