- Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
- Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
- Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
- Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.
- Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.
- To deafen.