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noun as in deadness

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A customer can pretty much point anywhere on the menu — numbing mapo tofu, stir-fried greens with garlic, spiced lamb ribs — and hit the jackpot.

It’s become so easy after months and months of this to become numb.

He has had to wear a brace on his right wrist and his left hand is numb.

Just-social friends, over time, can grow numb to each other’s day-to-day.

By the time the last train arrived, my back felt broken, and my hands were numb from the cold.

This autoimmune disorder, which affects about seven in 10,000 people, causes numbness and pain in the limbs and imbalance walking.

As with other GAN kids, numbness is accompanied by an unusual sensitivity.

We appraise the legacy of 9/11 through politics and the news, but side effects include numbness.

Sometimes only the immediacy of news can break through the numbness.

When the details came in about Sandy Hook Elementary School, a shocked numbness set in.

There was a vicious aching in his nerves, his muscles were flaccid and unstrung; a numbness was in his brain as well.

The nurse hurried forward, and Corydon felt a stinging sensation in her side, and then a delightful numbness crept over her.

Tim cried out that he had been bitten, and that he felt an extraordinary numbness in the limb.

Numbness and tingling follow its application to the limbs or tongue when it is of good quality.

He forced himself to overcome the numbness which his brain cast up to defend itself.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to numbness, such as: apathy, paralysis, anesthesia/anaesthesia, dullness, insensibility, and insensitivity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.