Synonyms for deaf

Synonyms for (noun) deaf

Synonyms: deaf

Definition: people who have severe hearing impairments

Usage: many of the deaf use sign language

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (verb) deaf

Synonyms: deaf, deafen

Definition: make or render deaf

Usage: a deafening noise

Similar words: desensitise, desensitize

Definition: cause not to be sensitive

Usage: The war desensitized many soldiers; The photographic plate was desensitized

Synonyms for (adjective) deaf

Synonyms: deaf

Definition: lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part

Similar words: deaf-and-dumb, deaf-mute

Definition: lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak


Similar words: deafened

Definition: caused to hear poorly or not at all


Similar words: hearing-impaired, hard-of-hearing

Definition: having a hearing loss


Similar words: deaf as a post, profoundly deaf, unhearing, stone-deaf

Definition: totally deaf; unable to hear anything


Similar words: tone-deaf

Definition: unable to appreciate music


Synonyms: indifferent, deaf

Definition: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

Usage: deaf to her warnings

Similar words: heedless, unheeding

Definition: marked by or paying little heed or attention

Usage: We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics--Franklin D. Roosevelt; heedless of danger; heedless of the child's crying