- 1unable to hear anything or unable to hear very well to become/go deaf She was born deaf. partially deaf see also stone deaf, tone-deaf
- 2the deaf noun [plural] people who cannot hear television subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- 3[not before noun] deaf to something not willing to listen or pay attention to something He was deaf to my requests for help. Idioms
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(as) deaf as a post (informal)jump to other results
to be ignored or not noticed by other people Her advice fell on deaf ears.
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to ignore or refuse to listen to someone or something He turned a deaf ear to the rumors.
turn a deaf ear (to somebody/something)jump to other results
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