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Synonyms for numb
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asleep(p), benumbed, numb(adj)

    lacking sensation

    "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"

    Antonyms:
    fearless, sensible, sensitive, unafraid(p)

  2. dead(p), numb(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

    "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"

    Antonyms:
    fearless, unafraid(p), sensitive, sensible

  3. numb(verb)

    so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified

    "too numb with fear to move"

    Synonyms:
    numb(p), asleep(p), benumbed, dead(p)

    Antonyms:
    sensitive, sensible, fearless, unafraid(p)

  4. numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)

    make numb or insensitive

    "The shock numbed her senses"

    Synonyms:
    benumb, tone down, mute, dull, deaden, blunt, pall, damp, muffle, dampen

    Antonyms:
    sensitive, fearless, unafraid(p), sensible

Wiktionary

  1. numb(verb)

    Synonyms:
    benumb

    Antonyms:
    sensitive, sensible

  2. numb(adjective)

    Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.

    The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.

    Synonyms:
    benumb

    Antonyms:
    sensitive, sensible

  3. numb(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    sensible, sensitive

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    to stop something from being done

    the assistants were all choked on the extra assignment the boss had given them

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. numb(a.)

    Synonyms:
    torpid, benumbed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. numb(a)

    Synonyms:
    deadened, unfeeling, insensible, benumbed

  2. numb(v)

    Synonyms:
    benumb, deaden

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "numb":

    insensitive, paralyzed, asleep, paralysed

How to pronounce numb?

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How to say numb in sign language?

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#22833insensitive
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How to use numb in a sentence?

  1. George Sheehan:

    If all patient people were to be called cold and numb, you will find a greater population of only such cold and numb people in this world

  2. Kristen McRedmond:

    I got out of bed and fell to my side — my toes were numb, and fluid wasn’t moving through my body. My legs were five times their normal size.

  3. Director Comey:

    This is the President of the United States calling a witness, who has cooperated with Justice Department a rat, we have to stop being numb to it ; whether you're Republican or Democrat, stand on your feet, overcome your shame and say something.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Somehow this has become routine, we've become numb to this.

  5. Katrina Bookman:

    I could n’t believe it, my body went numb.


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