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Synonyms for deaf-mute

a deaf person who is unable to speak

lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

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(TAP) - Dozens of deaf mutes gathered Monday morning in front of the Tunis municipal theatre to call on the government to meet their social demands related in particular to their right to work and education.
However, culturally deaf people of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries did refer to themselves and one another as "deaf mutes."
Buchanan's book marks an important departure by focussing on the working lives of deaf adults and using sources generated by deaf people themselves-periodicals such as Deaf Mutes Journal and Silent Worker, and records of organizations such as the National Association of the Deaf, the state associations, and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf.
A GARDA told the High Court yesterday how two deaf mutes viciously smashed up his face and tried to take his gun after he stopped to help at a traffic accident.