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1. numb

adjective. ['ˈnʌm'] lacking sensation.

Synonyms

  • insensible
  • asleep

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • conditional
  • sharpen

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Rhymes with Numb

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from

Sentences with numb


1. Verb, base form
Bitterroot was once widely used to numb certain types of pain.

2. Adjective
Sometimes, you can feel cold or numb in your fingers and toes.

Quotes about numb


1. 'Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era,' the Whitney Museum's 40th-anniversary trip down counterculture memory lane, provides moments of buzzy fun, but it'll leave you only comfortably numb. For starters, it may be the whitest, straightest, most conservative show seen in a New York museum since psychedelia was new.
- Jerry Saltz

2. There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.
- Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

3. A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don't function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
- Brene Brown

2. numb

adjective. ['ˈnʌm'] (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive.

Synonyms

  • dead

Antonyms

  • pointed
  • sharp

3. numb

adjective. ['ˈnʌm'] so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified.

Antonyms

  • enliven

4. numb

verb. ['ˈnʌm'] make numb or insensitive.

Synonyms

  • benumb
  • desensitize
  • blunt
  • dull

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • strengthen
  • colourful
  • animated
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