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Re: Numb

Posted by ESC on September 13, 2003

In Reply to: Numb posted by Sasha on September 13, 2003

: I read the following sentence in a novel, but could not figure out the meaning of "numb" used here.

: " ... the family getting all gooey and sentimental about some numb thng the bratty kid did while he's having all his wonderful years or whatever."

: Can anyone help me?

One meaning of numb is "devoid of emotion." But I don't think that is what is meant. I think "numb" must be a slang term meaning the same as "lame" as in square.