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deaf

 (dĕf)
adj. deaf·er, deaf·est
1. Partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing.
2. often Deaf Of or relating to the Deaf or their culture.
3. Unwilling or refusing to listen; heedless: was deaf to our objections.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
1. Deaf people considered as a group. Used with the.
2. often Deaf The community of deaf people who use American Sign Language as a primary means of communication. Used with the.

[Middle English def, deef, from Old English dēaf.]

deaf′ly adv.
deaf′ness n.
Usage Note: The rise of the Deaf Pride movement in the 1980s introduced a distinction between deaf and Deaf, with the capitalized form used specifically in referring to deaf persons belonging to the community—also known as Deaf culture—that has formed around the use of American Sign Language as the preferred means of communication.

deaf

(dɛf)
adj
1. (Physiology)
a. partially or totally unable to hear
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the deaf. See also tone-deaf
2. refusing to heed: deaf to the cries of the hungry.
[Old English dēaf; related to Old Norse daufr]
ˈdeafly adv
ˈdeafness n
Usage: Referring to any group using the formula the deaf is nowadays felt to be inappropriate because it glosses over people's individuality and perpetuates stereotypes. It is preferable to use phrases such as deaf people

deaf

(dɛf)

adj. , -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. partially or wholly deprived of the sense of hearing.
2. refusing to heed or be persuaded; unyielding: deaf to all advice.
n.
3. the deaf, deaf persons collectively.
[before 900; Middle English deef, Old English dēaf, c. Old High German toub, Old Norse dauf]
deaf′ness, n.

deaf

If someone is deaf, they are unable to hear anything, or unable to hear very well.

She was deaf as well as short-sighted.
...a school for deaf children.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deaf - people who have severe hearing impairmentsdeaf - people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
deaf person - a person with a severe auditory impairment
Verb1.deaf - make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
desensitise, desensitize - cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
Adj.1.deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
hearing - able to perceive sound
2.deaf - (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings"
heedless, unheeding - marked by or paying little heed or attention; "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt; "heedless of danger"; "heedless of the child's crying"

deaf

adjective
1. hard of hearing, without hearing, stone deaf, deaf as a post (informal), unhearing She is now profoundly deaf.
2. oblivious, indifferent, unmoved, unconcerned, unsympathetic, impervious, unresponsive, heedless, unhearing The assembly were deaf to all pleas for financial help.
Proverbs
"There's none so deaf as those that will not hear"
Usage: See at disabled.
Translations
أَصَم، أَطْرَشأَصَمّغَيْر مُسْتَعِد أن يَسْمَع
глух
sord
hluchýhluchý k
døvdøv for
surda
kuuro
sourdsourdesourdingue
gluh
süket
tuli
heyrnarlaussem daufheyrist
耳の聞こえない
귀가 들리지 않는
apkurtintikurčiaskurčnebyliskurtinantiskurtumas
kurls
głuchygłusi
gluhgluhec
döv
หูหนวก
sağırkulak asmayan
điếc

deaf

[def]
A. ADJ (deafer (compar) (deafest (superl)))
1. (= unable to hear) → sordo
deaf in one earsordo de un oído
to be as deaf as a (door)postestar más sordo que una tapia
2. (= unwilling to hear) deaf to all appealssordo a todos los ruegos
to turn a deaf ear to sthhacer oídos sordos or no prestar oídos a algo
the plea fell on deaf earsel ruego cayó en saco roto
B. NPL the deaflos sordos mpl
C. CPD deaf aid Naudífono m, sonotone ® m

deaf

[ˈdɛf]
adj
(= unable to hear) [person] → sourd(e)
to turn a deaf ear to sth → faire la sourde oreille à qch
(= oblivious) to remain deaf to sth → rester sourd(e) à qch
npl
the deaf → les malentendants mpldeaf aid n (British)appareil m auditifdeaf-and-dumb [ˌdɛfənˈdʌm] adj (old-fashioned)sourd(e)-muet(te)

deaf

adj (+er) (lit, fig)taub; as deaf as a (door)poststocktaub; he was deaf to her pleaser blieb gegen alle ihre Bitten taub, er verschloss sich ihren Bitten; to turn a deaf ear to somebody/somethingsich jdm/einer Sache (dat)gegenüber taub stellen; our pleas fell on deaf earsunsere Bitten fanden kein Gehör
n the deaf pldie Tauben pl

deaf

:
deaf aid
nHörgerät nt
deaf-and-dumb
adjtaubstumm; deaf languageTaubstummensprache f

deaf

[dɛf]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → sordo/a
deaf in one ear → sordo/a da un orecchio
to be deaf to sth (fig) → restare sordo/a a qc
to turn a deaf ear to sth → fare orecchi da mercante a qc
as deaf as a (door)post → sordo/a come una campana
2. npl the deafi sordi

deaf

(def) adjective
1. unable to hear. She has been deaf since birth.
2. (with to) refusing to understand or to listen. He was deaf to all arguments.
ˈdeafness noun
ˈdeafen verb
to make hearing difficult; to have an unpleasant effect on the hearing. I was deafened by the noise in there!
ˈdeafening adjective
very loud. the deafening roar of the engine.
ˌdeaf-ˈmute noun
a person who is deaf and dumb.
fall on deaf ears
(of a warning etc) to be ignored.
turn a deaf ear to
deliberately to ignore. They turned a deaf ear to my advice.

deaf

أَصَمّ hluchý døv taub κουφός sordo kuuro sourd gluh sordo 耳の聞こえない 귀가 들리지 않는 doof døv głuchy surdo глухой döv หูหนวก sağır điếc 耳聋的

deaf

a. sordo-a.

deaf

adj sordo; — and mute sordomudo; — person sordo -da mf
References in classic literature ?
At times the weird effects of that invisible orchestra would get upon a man's nerves till he wished himself deaf.
If these could be im- proved, he thought, then the deaf might be taught to speak by SIGHT--by learning an alphabet of vibrations.
An old woman explained to Coppenole that Quasimodo was deaf.
None of us had ever seen her, but we knew she was very deaf, and had very decided opinions as to the way in which children should behave.
Here, woman,' he said, 'here's your deaf and dumb son.
I thought I had become deaf, for the noises of movement I had been accustomed to hear from the pit had ceased absolutely.
But he was not deaf, and that for the moment sufficed.
Three hundred thousand persons remained deaf for a time, and as though struck stupefied.
One's the old deaf and dumb Spaniard that's ben around here once or twice, and t'other's a mean-looking, ragged --"
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.
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.
She is not such a mite now, but she is deaf and dumb.