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numb

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of numb

  1. 1 lacking in sensation or feeling I've been sitting in the same position for too long and now my feet are numb Synonyms asleep, benumbed, dead, insensitive, numbed, torpid, unfeeling Related Words chilled, nipped; anesthetized, cocainized, deadened, drugged, stupefied; blunted, dulled, obtunded; insensible, senseless, unconscious; inanimate, insensate Near Antonyms awake Antonyms feeling, sensible, sensitive

  2. 2 not expressing any emotion apparently in shock, he answered the police officer's questions with a numb expression on his face Synonyms catatonic, deadpan, empty, expressionless, impassive, inexpressive, blank, stolid, vacantRelated Words dull, vacuous, vague, vapid; enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable, mysterious; motionless, static, still, wooden; reserved, restrained, reticent, taciturn; aloof, apathetic, cold, cool, detached, indifferent, phlegmatic, unresponsiveNear Antonyms engaged, interested, responsive; active, alive, animated, bright, busy, dynamic, effervescent, energetic, expansive, exuberant, lively, vivacious; eloquent, revealing, revelatory; gestic, gesticulant, gesticulative, gesticulatory, gestural; emotional, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric), unreserved, unrestrainedAntonyms demonstrative, expressive

  3. 3 not feeling or showing emotion years of physical and emotional abuse had rendered the woman numb and withdrawn Synonyms affectless, apathetic, cold-blooded, emotionless, impassible, impassive, passionless, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid, undemonstrative, unemotionalRelated Words cold, cool, dispassionate, unmoved; calm, collected, composed; imperturbable, unflappable; reserved, reticent, taciturn; bland, blank, deadpan, dry, empty, expressionless, inexpressive, stone-faced, straight-faced, vacant, wooden; enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable; aloof, bloodless, detached, indifferent, insensible, unconcerned, unsentimental; impersonal, objective, unresponsive; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; inconsiderate, thoughtlessNear Antonyms blazing, burning, fiery, flaming, glowing, red-hot; ardent, enthusiastic, gung ho, warm-blooded, zealous; gushing, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, sentimental; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, overemotional, overheated, perfervid; compassionate, responsive, sympathetic; reactive, sensitiveAntonyms demonstrative, emotional, fervent, fervid, hot-blooded, impassioned, passional, passionate, vehement


numb

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of numb

  1. to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling wait for the medication to numb your mouth Synonyms benumb, blunt, cauterize, damp, dampen, deaden, dullRelated Words muffle, mute, tone (down); decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), lower, reduce, subdue; debilitate, enfeeble, weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lighten; abate, moderateNear Antonyms amplify, augment, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen; animate, arouse, stimulateAntonyms sharpen, whet


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