Moan vs Numb - What's the difference?

moan | numb |


As a proper noun moan

is anglesey.

As an adjective numb is

without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.

As a verb numb is

to cause to become numb.

moan

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
  • Much did the Craven seeme to mone his case […].
  • * Prior
  • Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan / My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
  • (obsolete) To distress (someone); to sadden.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • which infinitely moans me
  • To make a moan or similar sound.
  • To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice.
  • ‘Please don't leave me,’ he moaned .
  • (colloquial) To complain; to grumble.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * moaner * moany

    See also

    * murmur * protest * lament

    Anagrams

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    numb

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
  • Not able to react, surprised, shocked.
  • Causing numbness.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All thin and naked to the numb cold night.

    Antonyms

    * sensible, sensitive

    Derived terms

    * benumb * numbly * numbness * numbnuts

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause to become numb.
  • The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.

    Synonyms

    * benumb