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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.



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


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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