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  • Deafly — Deaf ly, adv. Without sense of sounds; obscurely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deafly — Deaf ly, a. Lonely; solitary. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deafly — adverb see deaf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deafly — adverb In a deaf manner; without the aid of a sense of hearing …   Wiktionary

  • deafly — adv. heedlessly, obliviously; as a deaf person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deafly — deaf·ly …   English syllables

  • deafly — adverb Etymology: Middle English defly, from deef, def deaf + ly : in a deaf manner : without hearing : without listening …   Useful english dictionary

  • deaf — deafly, adv. deafness, n. /def/, adj., deafer, deafest, n. adj. 1. partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear. 2. refusing to listen, heed, or be persuaded; unreasonable or unyielding: deaf to all advice. n. 3 …   Universalium

  • deaf — adjective Etymology: Middle English deef, from Old English dēaf; akin to Greek typhlos blind, typhein to smoke, Latin fumus smoke more at fume Date: before 12th century 1. lacking or deficient in the sense of hearing 2. unwilling to hear or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deafness — See deafly. * * * Partial or total inability to hear. In conduction deafness, the passage of sound vibrations through the ear is interrupted. The obstacle may be earwax, a ruptured eardrum, or stapes fixation, which prevents the stapes bone from… …   Universalium

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