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Deaf meaning

deaf - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. make or render deaf; " a deafening noise"
  2. 2. Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
  3. 3. Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
  4. 4. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
  5. 5. Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
  6. 6. To deafen.
  7. 7. Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; - with to; as, deaf to reason.
  8. 8. Dull or incapable of hearing; unwilling to hear or comply.

deaf - examples of usage

  1. Defoe's appeal to the sense of self- interest fell, however, upon deaf ears. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. I believed him stone- deaf till, on roaring with all the power of my lungs, he answered " Yes." - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. Mr. Jericho turns a deaf ear to her appeal, till suddenly a wonderful change comes over him. - "John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1", William Powell Frith.
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