numby

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From numb +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

numby ‎(comparative more numby, superlative most numby)

  1. (obsolete) Somewhat numb; numbed.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17:
      My hands are so stiffe and nummie, that I can hardly write for my selfe, so that what I have once scribled, I had rather frame it anew than take the paines to correct it; and I reade but little better.
    • 1868, The London Lancet
      The pains extend down the legs, with a numby, burning feeling.