deaf


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Synonyms for deaf

Synonyms for deaf

people who have severe hearing impairments

Related Words

make or render deaf

Synonyms

lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part

Antonyms

(usually followed by 'to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

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References in classic literature ?
He's that deaf he can't tell how much wind there is.
He speaks when he chooses," said the old woman; "he became deaf through ringing the bells.
They displayed inconvenient curiosity; they declared a great scarcity of deaf dogs.
She's deaf as a post and we'll have to split our throats to make her hear at all.
As soon as the first effects were over, the injured, the deaf, and lastly, the crowd in general, woke up with frenzied cries.
He was so deaf that the more business-like assumed him to be dumb; while the more penetrating declared him to be half-witted.
The noble bumtrap, blind and deaf to every circumstance of distress, greatly rises above all the motives to humanity, and into the hands of the gaoler resolves to deliver his miserable prey.
Or is it this: To be sick and dismiss comforters, and make friends of the deaf, who never hear thy requests?
White felt so glad she COULD hear it, that she didn't mind so much that she DID hear it, 'cause she couldn't help thinking how awful 'twould be if she was deaf and couldn't hear anything, like her husband's sister.
During the whole of the performance Levin felt like a deaf man watching people dancing, and was in a state of complete bewilderment when the fantasia was over, and felt a great weariness from the fruitless strain on his attention.
He'll need somebody--a hopeless cripple, and stone deaf with that.
The thought occurred to me as I sat down in another room, before a girl, blind, deaf, and dumb; destitute of smell; and nearly so of taste: before a fair young creature with every human faculty, and hope, and power of goodness and affection, inclosed within her delicate frame, and but one outward sense - the sense of touch.
With that she stopped her ears, and shook her head from side to side, to intimate to Mr Dennis that though he talked until he had no breath left, she was as deaf as any adder.
inquired the old lady of one of her granddaughters, in a very audible voice; for, like many deaf people, she never seemed to calculate on the possibility of other persons hearing what she said herself.
It seems to me like a living companion while I wander along the bank, and listen to its low, placid voice, as to the voice of one who is deaf and loving.