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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iv.) Perception of Sound
 
419. Deafness.
 
  
NOUN:DEAFNESS, hardness of hearing, surdity [obs.], deaf ears; inaudibility, inaudibleness.
  adder, beetle, slowworm, blindworm; deaf-mute.
  DACTYLOLOGY, deaf-and-dumb alphabet.
  
VERB:BE DEAF &c. adj.; have no ear; shut -, stop -, close- one’s ears; turn a deaf ear to.
  RENDER DEAF, stun, deafen; split the -ears, - eardrum.
  
ADJECTIVE:DEAF, earless, surd; hard -, dull- of hearing; deaf-mute; stunned, deafened; stone deaf; deaf as -a post, - an adder, -a beetle, - a trunkmaker; in- attentive [See Inattention].
  INAUDIBLE, out of -earshot, - hearing.
  
QUOTATION:None so deaf as those that will not hear.

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