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Definition 1: an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual - [noun denoting event]

Samples where dud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the first experiment was a real turkey
  • the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned

Synonyms for dud in the sense of this definition

(dud is a kind of ...) a complete failure

"the play was a dismal flop"

Definition 2: an explosion that fails to occur - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for dud in the sense of this definition

(dud is a kind of ...) a cessation of normal operation

"there was a power breakdown"

Definition 3: someone who is unsuccessful - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for dud in the sense of this definition

(dud is a kind of ...) a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

(dud is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped on a dud mine

(dud is similar to ...) (of weapons) not charged with ammunition

"many people are killed by guns thought to be unloaded"

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