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  1. numbnessnoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. numbness

    coldness, deadness, hardness, insensibility, unconsciousness

    feeling, impressibility, sensibility, sensitiveness, susceptibility

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  1. numbness

    hebetude, callousness, insensibility

    acuteness, sensibility, liveliness, sensitiveness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. numbnessnoun

    partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction

    indifference, spiritlessness, apathy

  2. apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessnessnoun

    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

    phlegm, indifference, impassivity, nonchalance, spiritlessness, apathy, unconcern, emotionlessness, impassiveness, stolidity, unemotionality

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  1. numbnessnoun

    torpor, insensibility, deadness, paralysis, palsy

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  1. numbnessnoun


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  1. President Biden:

    These burn pits that incinerate waste, the waste of war, medical and hazardous material, jet fuel and so much more, and they come home, many of the fittest and best-trained warriors in the world, never the same, headaches, numbness, dizziness, a cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.

  2. Valerie Amos:

    The government, armed and terrorist groups, continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, we need the numbness to the senseless violence and the apparent apathy to end.

  3. Andrew Myatt:

    When they came home, many of the fittest and best trained warriors we've ever had were not the same; headaches, numbness, dizziness, cancer. My son Beau was one of them.

  4. Beau Biden:

    When they came home, many of the world's fittest and best trained warriors were never the same. Headaches. Numbness. Dizziness. A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin. I know. One of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden, we don't know for sure if a burn pit was near where his hooch was near, in Iraq or earlier than that in Kosovo, was the cause of his brain cancer, or the diseases of so many of our troops. But I'm committed to finding out everything we can.

  5. Jeff Melvoin:

    First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak...Life is a mystery. One man's life- altering experience is another man's tenderloin.

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