- totally deaf.
Origin of stone-deaf
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- completely deaf
Use of this word to refer to people with serious hearing difficulties is potentially very offensive: preferred form: profoundly deaf
Idioms and Phrases with stone deaf
Totally unable to hear, as in Poor Grandpa, in the last year he's become stone deaf. [First half of 1800s]
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