Examples of dud in a Sentence
The seeds must have been duds because the plants never grew.
She put on her new duds for the party.
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Over 10 years under head coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide have perfected the art of turning highly anticipated matchups into one-sided duds, but their ongoing march through the 2017 regular season has been atypically short on drama.
The novel’s long and complex plot has been hacked down into a truncated dud.
The seven-year pledge to repeal Obamacare turned out to be a dud.
Like the Kingsmen, the Statemen are total stereotypes of their nation, with Agents Tequila (Channing Tatum, criminally underused), Whiskey (Pedro Pascal) and Champagne (Jeff Bridges) sporting dude-ranch fresh cowboy duds and swinging lassos.
Items aren’t sorted for quality like consignment sales and stores, so be prepared to search, inspect, clean and even waste money on a dud from time to time.
The media giants, many of which began to deconstruct — or deleverage — themselves after 2000, were, after a generation of effort, business duds.
Even the best of the best will throw in a few duds during the course of a season, or even in the postseason.
Wonder Woman, was the first standalone movie to star a female superhero since 2005's box office dud Elektra, and the first to be directed by a woman.
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Origin and Etymology of dud
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
Synonymsbomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washout
Antonymsblockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner
Related Wordsalso-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarter
Near Antonymscorker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenon
First Known Use of dud
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Definition of dud for English Language Learners
—used to describe something that fails completely or does not work properly
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