US: /ˈdɛf/
UK: /dˈɛf/

English Vietnamese dictionary

deaf /def/
  • tính từ
    • điếc
      • deaf of an ear; deaf in one ear: điếc một tai
      • deaf and dumb: điếc và câm
      • a deaf ear: tai điếc
    • làm thinh, làm ngơ
      • to be deaf to someone's advice: làm thinh không nghe lời khuyên của ai
      • to turn a deaf ear to something: làm thinh như không nghe thấy cái gì
    • as deaf as an adder (a beetle, a stone, a post)
      • điếc đặc, điếc lòi ra
    • there are none so deaf as those that will not hear
      • không có kẻ nào điếc hơn là kẻ không muốn nghe (lẽ phải...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective (deafer, deafest)
1 unable to hear anything or unable to hear very well: to become / go deaf + She was born deaf. + partially deaf
2 (the deaf) noun [pl.] people who cannot hear: television subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
3 [not before noun] ~ to sth not willing to listen or pay attention to sth: He was deaf to my requests for help.
deafness noun [U]
Idioms: (as) deaf as a post (informal) very deaf
fall on deaf ears to be ignored or not noticed by other people: Her advice fell on deaf ears.
turn a deaf ear (to sb/sth) to ignore or refuse to listen to sb/sth: He turned a deaf ear to the rumours.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 hard of hearing, stone-deaf:
Sean is slightly deaf in his left ear.
2 unhearing, unheedful, heedless, insensible, insensitive, impervious, indifferent, oblivious, unresponsive, unmoved, unconcerned, unyielding:
The judge was deaf to all appeals for clemency.

Collocation dictionary


be | be born
Their child was born deaf.
| become, end up, go
He eventually went deaf.
| remain
She remained deaf until she died.
| leave sb, make sb
Standing next to the machine all day left her deaf in one ear.


very | profoundly
stone, totally
Many of these children are profoundly deaf. It's no good shouting?he's stone deaf.
| a little, partially, rather, slightly
She spoke loudly because her mother was a little deaf.
| chronically
helping chronically deaf patients


~ to
(figurative) The committee remained deaf to our suggestions.


deaf in one ear

Concise English dictionary

+people who have severe hearing impairments
+make or render deaf
+lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
+(usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed