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Definition 1: people who have severe hearing impairments - [noun denoting group]

Samples where deaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • many of the deaf use sign language

(deaf is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(deaf is a member of ...) a person with a severe auditory impairment

Definition 2: make or render deaf - [verb of perception]

Samples where deaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deafening noise

Synonyms for deaf in the sense of this definition

(deaf is a kind of ...) cause not to be sensitive

"The war desensitized many soldiers" "The photographic plate was desensitized"

Definition 3: lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part - [adjective denoting all]

(deaf is similar to ...) lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

(deaf is similar to ...) caused to hear poorly or not at all

(deaf is similar to ...) having a hearing loss

(deaf is similar to ...) totally deaf; unable to hear anything

(deaf is similar to ...) unable to appreciate music

Definition 4: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deaf to her warnings

Synonyms for deaf in the sense of this definition

(deaf is similar to ...) marked by or paying little heed or attention

"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" "heedless of danger" "heedless of the child's crying"

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