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Synonyms for deaf

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  1. deafadjective

    hearing-impaired, hard of hearing

  2. Deafadjective

    Of or relating to the culture surrounding deaf users of sign languages.

    hearing-impaired, hard of hearing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deaf

    cold, dead, ignorant, insensible, unaware, unconscious

    advised, apprised, assured, aware, certain, certified, cognizant, conscious, informed, sensible, sure

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deaf

    surd, hard of hearing, disinclined, averse, inexorable, insensible, rumbling, inaudible, heedless, dead

    acute, listening, disposed, interested, attentive, willing, susceptible, sensible, alive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deafadjective

    people who have severe hearing impairments

    "many of the deaf use sign language"

    quick-eared, heedful, thoughtful, attentive, sharp-eared, hearing(a), paying attention

  2. deafadjective

    lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part

    indifferent(p), deaf(p)

    sharp-eared, heedful, thoughtful, paying attention, quick-eared, attentive, hearing(a)

  3. deaf(p), indifferent(p)verb

    (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

    "deaf to her warnings"

    heedful, thoughtful, attentive, sharp-eared, quick-eared, hearing(a), paying attention

  4. deafen, deafverb

    make or render deaf

    "a deafening noise"


    thoughtful, sharp-eared, paying attention, hearing(a), heedful, attentive, quick-eared

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deafadjective

    hard of bearing, dull of hearing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deaf":

    sourds, muffled, taub, deafness, deafened, thump, hearing-impaired

How to pronounce deaf?

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How to use deaf in a sentence?

  1. Debra Patkin:

    I know a lot of deaf and hard of hearing who are motivated to be involved as citizens. This is a wonderful opportunity for them to give back, other states should definitely see Massachusetts and learn how to proceed to make sure they are accommodating deaf individuals.

  2. Walter Lippmann:

    It requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

  3. Andrea Marella:

    Deaf or death, what are our options? we have to keep moving forward.

  4. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    The tweet by the Washington Redskins rings hollow to me. If the team was really interested in standing in solidarity for racial justice, they would change their name from the dictionary-defined racial slur they continue to use. As an indigenous person, I feel their tweet comes off as tone-deaf, not woke. Violence comes in many forms, some more subtle than others. Indigenous Peoples are not your mascots.

  5. Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain:

    The Lord listens to the pryers of those who ask to be able to forget hatred, but is deaf to those who want to flee love.

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