Synonyms for numb

Synonyms for (verb) numb

Synonyms: dull, blunt, benumb, numb

Definition: make numb or insensitive

Usage: The shock numbed her senses

Similar words: desensitise, desensitize

Definition: cause not to be sensitive

Usage: The war desensitized many soldiers; The photographic plate was desensitized

Synonyms for (adjective) numb

Synonyms: numb

Definition: so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified

Usage: too numb with fear to move

Similar words: afraid

Definition: filled with fear or apprehension

Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions


Synonyms: asleep, benumbed, numb

Definition: lacking sensation

Usage: my foot is asleep; numb with cold

Similar words: insensible

Definition: incapable of physical sensation

Usage: insensible to pain; insensible earth


Synonyms: numb, dead

Definition: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

Usage: passersby were dead to our plea for help; numb to the cries for mercy

Similar words: insensitive

Definition: deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

Usage: insensitive to the needs of the patients