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English adjective: deaf

1. deaf lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part

Similardeaf as a post, deaf-and-dumb, deaf-mute, deafened, hard-of-hearing, hearing-impaired, profoundly deaf, stone-deaf, tone-deaf, unhearing


2. deaf (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

SamplesDeaf to her warnings.


Similarheedless, unheeding

Antonymsheedful, paying attention, attentive, thoughtful

English noun: deaf

1. deaf (group) people who have severe hearing impairments

SamplesMany of the deaf use sign language.

Broader (hypernym)people

Member holonymdeaf person

English verb: deaf

1. deaf (perception) make or render deaf

SamplesA deafening noise.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)desensitise, desensitize

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