deaf-and-dumb

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deaf-and-dumb

adj
unable to hear or speak
n
(Physiology) a deaf person without speech
Usage: Using deaf-and-dumb or deaf-mute to refer to people without speech is considered outdated and offensive, and should be avoided. The phrase profoundly deaf is a suitable alternative in many contexts

deaf′-and-dumb′



adj. Offensive.
unable to hear and speak.
[1150–1200]
usage: See dumb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deaf-and-dumb - lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak
deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
Translations

deaf-and-dumb

[ˈdefənˈdʌm] ADJ [person, alphabet] → sordomudo

deaf-and-dumb

[ˈdɛfənˈdʌm] adj (person) → sordomuto/a; (language) → dei sordomuti

deaf-and-dumb

adj (ant) sordomudo