deaf and dumb


adjective Offensive.
deaf-mute ( def 1 ).

1150–1200; Middle English def and doumb

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1.  unable to hear or speak
2.  a deaf person without speech
usage  Using deaf-and-dumb to refer to people without speech is considered outdated and offensive, and should be avoided. The phrase profoundly deaf is a suitable alternative in many contexts

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