If you are unable to hear, this is an example of a time when you are described as deaf.
If you are unwilling to hear any explanations, this is an example of a time when you are deaf to all explanations.
Those people are deaf to reason.
Was deaf to our objections.
Deaf to her pleas.
- people who are deaf
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of deaf
- Middle English def, deef from Old English dēaf
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English dēaf, from Proto-Germanic *daubaz.
- From deaf.