tone-deaf

adjective
\ˈtōn-ˌdef \

Definition of tone-deaf 

1 : relatively insensitive to differences in musical pitch

2 : having or showing an obtuse insensitivity or lack of perception particularly in matters of public sentiment, opinion, or taste The White House long ago concluded that she is aloof and politically tone-deaf— Michael Duffy At the time, I wondered how such an intelligent man could be so tone-deaf to the harsh realities facing the nation …— Peniel E. Joseph

Other Words from tone-deaf

tone deafness noun

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1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tone-deaf

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tone-deaf

: unable to hear the difference between musical notes or sing the right musical notes

tone-deaf

adjective
\ˈtōn-ˌdef \

Medical Definition of tone-deaf 

: relatively insensitive to differences in musical pitch

Other Words from tone-deaf

tone deafness noun

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