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Word of the Day: slack-jawed

slack-jawed

Adjective: slack-jawed (comparativemore slack-jawed, superlativemost slack-jawed)

  1. (of a person) With the mouth in an open position and the jaw hanging loosely, especially as indicating bewilderment or astonishment.
  2. (idiomatic, of a person) Unsophisticated or unthinking; dimwitted (=slow, simpleminded, stupid)  in appearance.
  3. (idiomatic, dated) Overly talkative; indiscreet.

e.g.: 1. They sat slack-jawed, stunned, half-minded to believe this some hideous, incredible jest.

Synonyms

  • (with the mouth open and the jaw hanging loosely): dazzled, dumbfounded, open-mouthed, stunned
  • (unsophisticated; dimwitted in appearance): dopey, stupid, stupefied
  • (overly talkative): big-mouthed

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