causing numbness or insensibility; stupefying: the numbing effects of grief; a story repeated with numbing regularity.
- numb·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use numbing in a sentence
Morgan promises his show will be a “fearless forum for lively debate” that “celebrates the right of everyone to have an opinion”—which, in this writer’s opinion, sounds mind-numbing already.Piers Morgan Is Now an Asshole of Record-Breaking Proportions | Laura Bradley | December 20, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The refugee stories are compelling at first, but horrific details are numbing.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead, there are more numbing lists, like “If my bed could talk.”It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’ | Tim Teeman | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also to blame is a press with a limited appetite for mind-numbing budgets.Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed | Josh Robin | April 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the arts have suffered the most from this mind-numbing approach.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting | Ted Gioia | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The complexities within that religious order, renowned for its scholars and loyalty to the pope, make for a numbing leitmotif.
A cold, numbing sensation stole down my spine and made my legs grow suddenly weak.Uncanny Tales | Various
Winston could scarcely grasp them, for he had lived of late in the cities, and the cold he had been sheltered from was numbing.Winston of the Prairie | Harold Bindloss
His head was throbbing, though he had touched no wine; there was a great weight in his breast, numbing, crushing.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
Ere a dozen steps were retraced, she was met by the shower,—November rain, cutting and numbing as hail.Alone | Marion Harland
He stood among them outwardly calm and smiling, his brain fighting off the numbing, confused riot that raged within it.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson