Words nearby tone-deaf
Origin of tone-deaf
OTHER WORDS FROM tone-deaftone deafness, noun
Examples from the Web for tone-deaf
Some hated his tone-deaf assertion that he has behaved with “lightness” toward women.
The story writes itself: ‘President Proves She Is Tone-Deaf on Economy.’
Flo was not just mediocre: she was catastrophically tragic, tone-deaf, screechy and, as Randy Jackson would say, “pitchy, dawg!”
This “ surprising option” (as the tone-deaf Times headline calls it) is often viewed as caddish.
Some people are "tone-deaf," and they find it physically impossible to observe the law of contrasts.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
Some people are tone-deaf, and they find it physically impossible to observe the law of contrasts.Vocal Expression|Katherine Jewell Everts
Trilby the tone-deaf, who couldn't sing one single note in tune!Trilby|George Du Maurier
It is easy to understand that this master of harmony possessed no charms for a tone-deaf young man.Makers of Electricity|Brother Potamian
There are people who are colour-blind, people who are tone-deaf.The World I Live In|Helen Keller