Definition of mind-numbing in English:



  • So extreme or intense as to prevent normal thought.

    ‘the jury sat through hours of mind-numbing testimony’
    • ‘What I heard was a seemingly endless string of mind-numbing platitudes.’
    • ‘However, in the context of commonplace and mind-numbing attacks on communism, his novel is freshly revisionist.’
    • ‘Given the complexity and range of the details announced this allows ample scope for huge newspaper supplements and hours of mind-numbing TV.’
    • ‘The thought of being entertained purely by tap for an hour and twenty minutes sounds mind-numbing and mundane.’
    • ‘The mind-numbing assembly line job took its toll by midday.’
    • ‘Too much routine can be mind-numbing, just as too much spontaneity can be disorientating.’
    • ‘Well excuse me for interrupting your precious mind-numbing serial with actual news!’
    • ‘Surprisingly, I am not suffering from my usual post-alcohol mind-numbing hangovers today.’
    • ‘Cook's findings are presented in boringly linear sequence, fact following fact with mind-numbing monotony.’
    • ‘The sheer, mind-numbing, senseless, stupid waste of life leaves the audience shocked by this evocation of life and death in the Great War.’
    • ‘It helps ‘break the tension’ over the whole horrible mind-numbing loss of life thing.’
    • ‘And so the court's costs have continued to add up, day after mind-numbing day.’
    • ‘It's how they deal with the mind-numbing tedium of riding long distances, the games the mind starts to play as your reach the end of your physical and mental tether.’
    • ‘I can tell you I've gotten into some real scraps in interstate buses to get them to turn off the mind-numbing all-night videos.’
    • ‘I'm not sure if the movie meant for this set-up to lead into hilarity or mind-numbing tedium.’
    • ‘For the entire ride, those same questions whirled through his head with mind-numbing intensity.’
    • ‘You see, I wouldn't mind it at all if it wasn't so mind-numbing and soul-destroying.’
    • ‘Go to their concerts today and the sensation is not so much one of shock as mind-numbing tedium.’
    • ‘So people eventually came in and the day developed into the same mind-numbing tedium that I've come to expect.’
    • ‘So, apart from the mind-numbing tedium of it all, what was wrong and what was the solution?’
    tedious, dull, monotonous
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