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Definition of Deaf

Deaf

  1. Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
  2. Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
  3. Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
  4. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
  5. Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
  6. To deafen.

Deaf Quotations

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann

None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
Matthew Henry

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy
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Deaf Translations

deaf in Afrikaans is doof
deaf in Dutch is doof
deaf in Finnish is kuuro
deaf in French is sourd
deaf in Portuguese is surdo
deaf in Spanish is sordo

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