Word:

Deaf

Pronunciation: dĕf or dēf; 277
a.1.Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf.
- Shak.
2.Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; - with to; as, deaf to reason.
3.Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
Deaf with the noise, I took my hasty flight.
- Dryden.
4.Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
A deaf murmur through the squadron went.
- Dryden.
5.Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
v. t.1.To deafen.
Noun1.deaf - people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
Verb1.deaf - make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
Synonyms: deafen
Adj.1.deaf - lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
Antonyms:
hearing - able to perceive sound
2.deaf - (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings"
Synonyms: indifferent

DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

To dream that you are deaf, indicates that you are feeling secluded from the world, you may be closing yourself off from new experiences or shutting yourself out. To dream that someone else is deaf, suggests that someone close to you is withdrawn.authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, blind, borne, bullheaded, closed, constricted, cramped, creedbound, deaf and dumb, deaf to reason, deaf-eared, deaf-mute, deafened, dogmatic, dull-eared, earless, fanatical, hard of hearing, headstrong, heedless, hidebound, illiberal, impervious, indifferent, insensible, insensitive, insular, intractable, little, little-minded, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, mulish, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, parochial, pertinacious, perverse, petty, pigheaded, positive, preoccupied, provincial, purblind, self-willed, shortsighted, small, small-minded, straitlaced, stuffy, stunned, surd, thick of hearing, tone-deaf, uncatholic, uncharitable, unconcerned, unconscious, ungenerous, unliberal, unmoved, unpersuadable, unresponsive, unyielding, word-deaf
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