III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

2. Sensation; special sensation; sound; perception of sound

Deafness.

[Antonyms: hearing (sense of sound)]

[Nouns] deafness, hardness of hearing, surdity; inaudibility, inaudibleness.

[Verbs] be deaf; have no ear; shut one's ears, stop one's ears, close one's ears; turn a deaf ear to.

render deaf, stun, deafen.

[Adjectives] deaf, earless, surd; hard of hearing, dull of hearing; deaf-mute, stunned, deafened; stone deaf; deaf as a post, deaf as an adder, deaf as a beetle, deaf as a trunkmaker.

inaudible, out of hearing.

[Phrases] hear no evil.

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