deaf deaf  /ˈdɛf/


  1. (n) people who have severe hearing impairments
  2. (v) make or render deaf
  3. (adj) lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
  4. (adj) (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed


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  1. At all-deaf Gallaudet University, protesters say the new president isn't part of their cherished culture.
  2. She was both blind and deaf.
  3. By 18, he was deaf.


  1. Deaf beach volleyball players launch crowd-funding campaign to get to Deaflympics

    Charity Sanders admits she's a pretty unlikely beach volleyball player. She grew up in Kansas, for starters, was "lanky and uncoordinated," and her fair skin made the 29-year-old generally avoid direct sun. That, and she's deaf. "A minor detail," Sanders writes in a recent email interview with Yahoo News. Sanders and Nancy Moore, former standout [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Upbeat via Yahoo! News

  2. Deaf group criticizes Austine president hire

    Wednesday June 12, 2013 HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN Brattleboro Reformer BRATTLEBORO -- A statewide deaf advocacy group is criticizing the recent hiring of the new president and CEO of the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Vermont Association of the Deaf says the hiring of William Gurney to lead the Austine School and the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

  3. Deaf Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Prostitution

    A deaf woman, 44-year old Lisa Bouillon, was given a two-year sentence for prostitution on Tuesday, after she was arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KIII Corpus Christi


  1. "We're not deaf," FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Saturday. "FIFA is not unreceptive about what has been said about the ball."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: St Jerome Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We have reached out, frankly, to Myanmar multiple times during this crisis in very direct ways," Gates told an international audience. "It's not been us that have been deaf and dumb in response to the pleas of the international community,...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

  3. "The people of Burma are showing great courage in the face of immense repression," Bush said in the Diplomatic Room of the White House. "They are appealing for our help. We must not turn a deaf ear to their cries."
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: ABC News

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