(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): deafened, unhearing

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

- deaf to her warnings

Similar word(s): heedless, unheeding, indifferent

Sentences with deaf as an adjective:

- Those people are deaf to reason.


1. people who have severe hearing impairments

- many of the deaf use sign language

Definition categories: group, people


1. make or render deaf

- a deafening noise

Similar word(s): deafen

Definition categories: perception, desensitise, desensitize