Definition of deaf
1 : lacking or deficient in the sense of hearing
2 : unwilling to hear or listen : not to be persuaded was overwrought and deaf to reason
deafishplay \ˈde-fish\ adjective
Examples of deaf in a Sentence
He has been deaf since birth.
She's completely deaf in her right ear.
He's going a little deaf so you'll have to speak up.
Recent Examples of deaf from the Web
However, Woods’ strong music and stronger message largely fell on deaf ears.
How a diploma has expanded her goals in life to maybe teach deaf children.
Defendants paid no notice to Telecom’s markings and continued to destroy Telecom’s lines, and Telecom's complaints fell on deaf ears.
The route made stops at memorials and landmarks important to the deaf community.
Carney said there are more than 25,000 deaf and hard of hearing residents in the county.
Kimberly is deaf, weighs just 58 pounds, and suffers from various ailments that affect her balance.
Alzabidi said the two suspects came in with four others and tried to order food from an employee who didn't speak English and was deaf in one ear.
Michal is set up with a succession of men, including one who is deaf and another who refuses to look at her.
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DEAF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deaf for English Language Learners
: not able to hear
: not willing to listen to or consider something
DEAF Defined for Kids
Definition of deaf for Students
1 : wholly or partly unable to hear
2 : unwilling to hear or listen She was deaf to all suggestions.
Medical Definition of deaf
: lacking or deficient in the sense of hearing
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