tone deafness

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Noun1.tone deafness - an inability to distinguish differences in pitchtone deafness - an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
deafness, hearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearing
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Daoud's attorney, Thomas Anthony Durkin, said Wednesday the decision to appeal the sentence was "tone deaf."
People have been vocal about their woes but there is no lack of tone deaf responses.
It seems even in times of terror, the US leader is tone deaf to the hatred he now presides over.
Florence Foster Jenkins Sun, BBC1, 8.15pm Uplifting biopic, with Meryl Streep as a wannabe opera singer who's tone deaf. Hugh Grant is the supportive hubby trying to help her to achieve her delusional dreams.
Turns out the first lady is just tone deaf enough to wear a jacket with those exact words in giant letters on the back, which really seems to highlight superficial concern for the victims of a humanitarian crisis of her husband's manufacture.
Journalist and author Tony Schwartz also spoke out against Melania, calling her 'tone deaf' for wearing such a jacket while on her way to meet detained immigrant children.
Some other Twitter users also termed Ivanka "tone deaf" and "inconsiderate".
Other users considered the tweet "tone deaf", saying Ivanka was "complicit" in supporting the President's policies and promoted the hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren to draw attention to the issue.
Tone deaf, sluggishly paced and laugh free, it sees countless bullets wasted on a showdown, and it's a shame some of the characters survive.
British actress Minnie Driver, 47, who dated Damon in the 1990s, tweeted that he had shown himself to be "utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem".
Summary: Classical singer is against turning tone deaf actors into singers using software
Tone Deaf is told in alternate points of view, enabling the reader to get a true picture of what is in each character's mind.