deaf /ˈdɛf, ||ˈdif/
deaf /ˈdɛf/ 形容詞
1. Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf. --Shak.
2. Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
O, that men's ears should be
To counsel deaf, but not to flattery! --Shak.
3. Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
Deaf with the noise, I took my hasty flight. --Dryden.
4. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened. [R.]
A deaf murmur through the squadron went. --Dryden.
5. Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
If the season be unkindly and intemperate, they [peppers] will catch a blast; and then the seeds will be deaf, void, light, and naught. --Holland.
Deaf v. t. To deafen. [Obs.]
adj 1: lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
2: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay
heed; "deaf to her warnings" [syn: deaf(p), indifferent(p)]
n : people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the
deaf use sign language"
v : make or render deaf; "a deafening noise" [syn: deafen]