adjective, deafer, deafest.
partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear.
refusing to listen, heed, or be persuaded; unreasonable or unyielding:
deaf to all advice.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Deaf or their cultural community:
Deaf customs and values.
noun, (used with a plural verb)
deaf persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
social services for the deaf.
(initial capital letter) deaf persons who identify themselves as members of a community composed of deaf persons and others who share in their culture (usually preceded by the).
partially or totally unable to hear
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the deaf See also tone-deaf
refusing to heed: deaf to the cries of the hungry
Partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing.
Deaf Of or relating to the Deaf or their culture.
Deaf people considered as a group.
Deaf The community of deaf people who use American Sign Language as a primary means of communication.
Excellent; wonderful; cool, rad: She is really def/ He’s got a def girlfriend
[1983+ Black; origin uncertain; perhaps fr black English (Jamaican) pronunciation of death, where the semantics would resemble those of killer, murder, etc; certainly interpreted by many as a shortening of definite]
In addition to the idiom beginning with
verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of deal1 . verb 1. the past tense and past participle of deal1
verb (used with object), debased, debasing. 1. to reduce in quality or value; adulterate: They debased the value of the dollar. 2. to lower in rank, dignity, or significance: He wouldn’t debase himself by doing manual labor. verb 1. (transitive) to lower in quality, character, or value, as by adding cheaper metal to coins; adulterate
adjective 1. open to question; in dispute; doubtful: Whether or not he is qualified for the job is debatable. 2. capable of being debated. adjective 1. open to question; disputable 2. (law) in dispute, as land or territory to which two parties lay claim
noun 1. a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints: a debate in the Senate on farm price supports. 2. a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers. 3. deliberation; consideration. 4. Archaic. strife; contention. verb (used without object), debated, […]
adjective 1. displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure: a flabby and debauched face. 2. corrupted; debased: debauched morals. verb (used with object) 1. to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce. 2. to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the prospect of easy money. 3. Archaic. to lead away, as […]