Deafness


Deafness
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Deafness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ deafness
deafness
hardness of hearing
surdity|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inaudibility
inaudibility
inaudibleness
PARAG:Deafness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be deaf
be deaf
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have no ear
have no ear
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ shut one's ears
shut one's ears
stop one's ears
close one's ears
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ turn a deaf ear to
turn a deaf ear to
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render deaf
render deaf
stun
deafen
PARAG:Deafness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deaf
deaf
earless
surd
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ hard of hearing
hard of hearing
dull of hearing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deaf-mute
deaf-mute
stunned
deafened
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ stone deaf
stone deaf
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deaf as a post
deaf as a post
deaf as an adder
deaf as a beetle
deaf as a trunkmaker
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ inaudible
inaudible
out of hearing

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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