- Her father's going deaf.
- She's deaf in her left ear.
- She is deaf, but refuses to let her disability prevent her from doing what she wants to do.
- "Didn't you realize she was deaf?" "Of course I did."
- He's been deaf and dumb since birth.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- beneath the/sb's radar idiom
- block sth out
- brush sth off
- bury/have your head in the sand idiom
- look straight/right through sb idiom
- lost in the shuffle idiom
- step on sb
- sweep sth aside
- there's none so deaf as those who will not hear idiom
noun [ U ] uk /ˈdef.nəs/ us /ˈdef.nəs/