deaf

[ UK /dˈɛf/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛf/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
  2. (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
    deaf to her warnings
NOUN
  1. people who have severe hearing impairments
    many of the deaf use sign language
VERB
  1. make or render deaf
    a deafening noise
    a deafening noise
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How To Use deaf In A Sentence

  • And the moral murder of my child is to be my punishment for daring to turn a deaf ear to the indign passion of a brute! The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I had given my replacement my helmet, and I sat on the bench seat deaf and dumb.
  • She turned a deaf ear to our warnings and got lost.
  • I had given my replacement my helmet, and I sat on the bench seat deaf and dumb.
  • It sounded like a dull roar at first, but now it was nearly deafening.
  • The air was choked with smoke and fury, the noise deafening, the attacking fierce. Times, Sunday Times
  • One of the silly arguments of those deafening poorly designed electronic voting machines is that there's never been any evidence that they miscount votes.
  • And I'm bound to say that my entreaties did not fall on deaf ears.
  • Recent research on deaf children has produced some interesting findings about their speech.
  • But the type of deafness I have inherited is associated at first with excessive along with diminished hearing, hypo - and hyperacusis combined. Dr. Leo Rangell: Music in the Head: Living at the Brain-Mind Border; Part 3
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