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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

Even Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, could see God. No doubt, in her silent darkness, every fragrant flower, every ray of the warm sun, every taste that touched her tongue told her that there was a God who created all things. Jodie Foster shouldn't therefore be surprised that people are surprised that she's an atheist.
Ray Comfort

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

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
Eduardo Galeano
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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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