benumbed benumbed

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking sensation
  2. (adj) having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If the House and Senate were benumbed and confused when they came to the final vote on foreign aid, it was not too surprising.
  2. He is the benumbed victim of nothing more sinister than a patchy memory and a tight schedule.
  3. When it was all over, a benumbed Patterson was unable even to say which punch had finished him.

News

  • Sea turtle strandings keep rescuers busy on Cape

    When the phone rings in the middle of the night at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in December, it usually means one thing: a sea turtle is in trouble. And the phones have been ringing fairly steadily over the past few weeks as dozens of the reptiles, exhausted and benumbed by wintry bay waters, continue coming ashore — at all hours of the day and night — during this late fall stranding ...
    on December 17, 2013     Source: The Falmouth Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "The old forms are in ruins, the benumbed world is shaken up, the human spirit is invalidated and in flux toward a new form," said Walter Gropius, (1883-1969), a German Modernist architect, of the impetus of the movement.
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Walter Gropius Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. Novak wrote that: "The incongruity of Ronald Reagan's Justice Department withdrawing the asylum granted a teen-age Ukranian boy a year ago by the Carter administration comes as no surprise to a White House benumbed by the peculiar regime of Attorney...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Robert Novak Source: FrontPage magazine.com

  3. But in our 24-hour news, iPod-obsessed society, "we've been benumbed" to the suffering that confronts us every day, historian John Hope Franklin says.
    on Apr 1, 2006 By: John Hope Franklin Source: CBS News

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