Definition of 'deaf'
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When you are too cosy with the money interests you are going to become tone deaf to the people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is a grandmother, partially deaf and takes out her hearing aids to swim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Week 1 Puppies are born blind and deaf and with a limited sense of smell. The Sun (2016)They ticked the boxes but were deaf and blind to the possibility of injustice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)New ones must help people who are deaf or blind. The Sun (2012)He is so deaf you will hear all our secrets. North and South (1855)He says he is partially deaf because of listening to music on headphones. The Sun (2006)They are deaf and blind to public dismay at the cultural tsunami heading their way. The Sun (2015)It will also help protect the deaf and people who leave their homes empty. The Sun (2011)The narrator makes himself deaf from playing the drums and settles into a gentle life. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)And pity the nine million partially deaf people on these islands. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Others were unable to identify the stick carried by deaf and blind pedestrians. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Others have been left deaf or blind. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She said they showed deaf people could be more proficient in jobs which involved seeing a wide area of activities quickly. The Sun (2010)The problem left him partially deaf. The Sun (2008)Almost nine million people in Britain are deaf or hard of hearing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Don't let jealousy make you deaf or he may get fed up with reassuring you. The Sun (2008)She's a partially blind and deaf thalidomide victim awaiting spinal surgery. The Sun (2013)He is now profoundly deaf. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As I was deaf it was hard for them to explain it to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He promptly calls his fiancée with his (until now deaf) ear to the phone. Christianity Today (2000)Although he began to learn sign language at just 15 months old, being deaf made it hard for him to make friends. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'deaf'
British English: deaf /dɛf/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is deaf is unable to hear anything or is unable to hear very well.
She is now profoundly deaf.
- American English: deaf
- Arabic: أَصَمّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: surdo
- Chinese: 耳聋的
- Croatian: gluh
- Czech: hluchý
- Danish: døv
- Dutch: doof
- European Spanish: sordo
- Finnish: kuuro
- French: sourd
- German: taub
- Greek: κουφός
- Italian: sordo
- Japanese: 耳の聞こえない
- Korean: 귀가 들리지 않는
- Norwegian: døv
- Polish: głuchy
- European Portuguese: surdo
- Romanian: surd
- Russian: глухой
- Spanish: sordo
- Swedish: döv
- Thai: หูหนวก
- Turkish: sağır
- Ukrainian: глухий
- Vietnamese: điếc
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