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synonyms for mum

  • bashful
  • mute
  • quiet
  • shy
  • still
  • buttoned up
  • clammed up
  • closemouthed
  • hushed
  • muted
  • nonvocal
  • not forthcoming
  • not talkative
  • reserved
  • secretive
  • soundless
  • speechless
  • tight-lipped
  • tongue-tied
  • uncommunicative
  • unsociable
  • unspeaking
  • voiceless
  • wordless
  • zipped
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How to use mum in a sentence

I don’t know whether my mum pouted, but definitely channeled her with great pride and honor.
‘BRIDGERTON’S’ GOLDA ROSHEUVEL ON PLAYING QUEEN CHARLOTTE: ‘IT GIVES US A SEAT AT THE ROUND TABLE’CMURRAYJANUARY 7, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Ervin and other providers say they watched with confusion in recent weeks as states such as New Jersey and Ohio gave top vaccination priority to group home residents, while Maryland health officials stayed mum on the issue.
MARYLAND PLACES DISABLED ADULTS IN GROUP HOMES HIGH ON VACCINE PRIORITY LISTREBECCA TANJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The surface of Majella’s experience may be an endless cycle of repeated actions — bring mum tea, re-watch “Dallas,” clean the kitchen — but there are subterranean shifts taking place.
MAKE ROOM FOR ‘BIG GIRL, SMALL TOWN’RON CHARLESDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The system was not built for families like mine to succeed, regardless of how hard my mum worked.
AFTER GROWING UP POOR, A PREMIER LEAGUE STAR CORNERS U.K. INTO FEEDING ITS HUNGRYAMOS BARSHADNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He was American but told them he was from Canada, and he would call his mother “mum” over the phone.
HOW A TIKTOK HOUSE DESTROYED ITSELFREBECCA JENNINGSOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don't make no difference.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Mrs. Maynard, with a sparkling glance about her that says "Mum," has slipped off her wedding-ring, and Belle has taken her hand.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
Oh, Mum, I was going to get you a sweet little bracelet of old Irish paste—you know—a thing in four little chains.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
And I have something to tell him, Mum—he'll—he'll be having a little sister in the spring.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
Their tongues and loud Rad ram's-horns do their level best to win it, Mum.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 107, OCTOBER 20, 1894VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO MUM

  • at a loss for words
  • inarticulate
  • incoherent
  • mousy
  • mum
  • mute
  • quiet
  • silent
  • soundless
  • speechless
  • tongue-tied
  • uncommunicative
  • voiceless
  • wordless
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