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Princeton's WordNet

  1. numbnessnoun

    partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction

  2. apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessnessnoun

    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Wiktionary

  1. numbnessnoun

    Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation.

  2. numbnessnoun

    Inability or reduced ability to experience emotion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Numbnessnoun

    the condition of being numb; that state of a living body in which it loses, wholly or in part, the power of feeling or motion

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of numbness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of numbness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of numbness in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Sherman:

    Stoicism has blessings and curses. If we think we are bullet proof, whether as civilians or soldiers, we are sorely misled and put ourselves in grave psychological danger. At bottom, we become unprepared for loving and losing and being the kinds of object that can be loved or lost, by parents, spouses, and children alike. In war and peacetime, as combatants or noncombatants, we may face unspeakable horrors and life threats and indignities, large and small. But the very numbness that can be so adaptive to survival, can also erect walls that stand in the way of human attachment and trust. I am all for Stoic teachings of empowerment of agency. But we are, as Marcus Aurelius knew well, citizens of the universe, attached to each other, and deeply affected by the social worlds and practices and institutions of which we are a part. To forget our membership and responsibilities in the social world and how that affects our life chances is to forget who we are.

  2. Sorel Vorster:

    Most common symptoms are headaches in the back of the head or upper part of the neck, and more serious symptoms are things like numbness or tingling around the face or tongue, weakness in arms or legs, difficulty swallowing, poor balance, difficulty walking and cognitive complaints like episodes of forgetfulness or episodes of unusual behavior.

  3. Harper Lee:

    I can't say that (my reaction) was one of surprise. It was one of sheer numbness. It was like being hit over the head and knocked cold.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    The primary dues a writer or any artist pays is to remain sentient, and to forfeit the illusionary luxury of such anesthetics as avoidance, numbness, and denials.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Feeling no pain and numbness, there is no more painful feeling than numbness. Like a ghostly undead, not feeling the taste of life, but to know its sweet meaning.

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