adjective, deaf·er, deaf·est.
noun (used with a plural verb)
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Origin of deaf
pronunciation note for deaf
OTHER WORDS FROM deaf
Example sentences from the Web for deaf
But no, of course she don't—deafer and deafer, deafer and deafer every day.
Deafer yet to the clarion call of emulation in the race of life and struggles for power, rank, and fame.
He was deafer than ever to Miss Phbes remarks, and listened with a little impatience to Tozers wisdom.Salem Chapel, v.1/2|Mrs. Oliphant
"She has grown much deafer since I knew her, several years ago," Ellen explained.Mrs. Red Pepper|Grace S. Richmond
I'm a great deal deafer, Morley, my dear, than I was the last time you were in Devonshire.The Rector|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for deaf
- partially or totally unable to hear
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the deaf See also tone-deaf
Derived forms of deafdeafly, adverbdeafness, noun
Word Origin for deaf
Medical definitions for deaf
Idioms and Phrases with deaf
In addition to the idiom beginning with deaf
- deaf as a post
- fall on deaf ears
- stone deaf
- turn a deaf ear