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1. deaf

adjective. ['ˈdɛf'] lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.

Synonyms

  • deaf-mute
  • hard-of-hearing
  • profoundly deaf
  • unhearing
  • hearing-impaired
  • deafened
  • deaf-and-dumb
  • deaf as a post
  • tone-deaf

Antonyms

  • inattentiveness
  • partial
  • reactive
  • interested

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Deaf

  • hfdf
  • sbf
  • rpf
  • mcneff
  • streff
  • steph
  • steffe
  • greff
  • cref
  • clef
  • zeff
  • sheff
  • seff
  • scheff
  • reph
  • reff
  • ref
  • neff
  • leff
  • jeffe
  • jeff
  • geoff
  • chef

How do you pronounce deaf?

Pronounce deaf as dɛf.

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Sentences with deaf


1. Noun, singular or mass
A deaf ferret may be more likely to stick something in his mouth than a hearing ferret.

2. Adjective
Teachers who work specifically with students who are deaf or hard of hearing are classified as special education teachers.

3. Verb, past participle
Figuring out whether or not Casper is deaf can be tricky.

4. Adverb
If Casper is deaf, he won't require much different care than his buddies.

5. Verb, 3rd person singular present
One quirk that deaf ferrets have is a tendency to throw their heads back when held.

6. Verb, base form
Like all puppies, bichon frises are born blind and deaf, completely dependent on mama.

Quotes about deaf


1. I hope I inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability to remove barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams.
- Marlee Matlin

2. Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
- C.S. Lewis

3. Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

2. deaf-mutism

noun. congenital deafness that results in inability to speak.

Synonyms

  • muteness
  • deafness
  • deaf-muteness
  • hearing loss

3. stone-deaf

adjective. totally deaf; unable to hear anything.

Synonyms

  • unhearing
  • deaf
  • deaf as a post

Antonyms

  • heedful
  • sensitize
  • sensitise
  • ear

4. deaf-mute

adjective. lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak.

Synonyms

  • deaf-and-dumb

Antonyms

  • natural
  • sharpen

5. tone-deaf

adjective. unable to appreciate music.

Antonyms

  • heedful

6. deaf-aid

noun. an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing.

Synonyms

  • hearing aid

7. deaf-muteness

noun. congenital deafness that results in inability to speak.

Synonyms

  • deaf-mutism
  • muteness
  • deafness
  • hearing loss

8. deaf

noun. ['ˈdɛf'] people who have severe hearing impairments.

Synonyms

  • people

Antonyms

  • superior
  • careful

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. deaf

adjective. ['ˈdɛf'] (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed.

Synonyms

  • indifferent
  • heedless

Antonyms

  • important
  • extraordinary
  • concerned

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. deaf

verb. ['ˈdɛf'] make or render deaf.

Synonyms

  • desensitize
  • deafen

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • rich people
  • poor people

Etymology

  • deaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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