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English adjective: dud

1. dud failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive


SamplesHe stepped on a dud mine.


Similarunloaded


Antonymsloaded


English noun: dud

1. dud (person) someone who is unsuccessful


Synonymsflop, washout


Broader (hypernym)failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person


Domain usagecolloquialism

2. dud (event) an explosion that fails to occur


Synonymsmisfire


Broader (hypernym)breakdown, equipment failure

3. dud (event) an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual


SamplesThe first experiment was a real turkey.
The meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned.


Synonymsbomb, turkey


Broader (hypernym)bust, fizzle, flop









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