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stone-deaf

[stohn-def] /ˈstoʊnˈdɛf/
adjective
1.
totally deaf.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; stone + deaf
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British Dictionary definitions for stone deaf

stone-deaf

adjective
1.
completely deaf
Usage note
Use of this word to refer to people with serious hearing difficulties is potentially very offensive: preferred form: profoundly deaf
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Idioms and Phrases with stone deaf

stone deaf

Totally unable to hear, as in Poor Grandpa, in the last year he's become stone deaf. [ First half of 1800s ]
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