dull of hearing

hard of hearing; having impaired hearing ability

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dull — Dull, a. [Compar. {Duller}; superl. {Dullest}.] [AS. dol foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf. Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf. {Dolt}, {Dwale},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dull — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English dul; akin to Old English dol foolish, Old Irish dall blind Date: 13th century 1. mentally slow ; stupid 2. a. slow in perception or sensibility ; insensible < somewhat dull of h …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dull —  hard of hearing. Somersetsh …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Duller — Dull Dull, a. [Compar. {Duller}; superl. {Dullest}.] [AS. dol foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf. Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf. {Dolt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dullest — Dull Dull, a. [Compar. {Duller}; superl. {Dullest}.] [AS. dol foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf. Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf. {Dolt},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deafness — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of ability to hear Nouns 1. deafness, hardness of hearing, hearing impairment, hearing loss, loss of hearing, surdity; deaf mutism. 2. (communication with deaf) lip reading, deaf and dumb alphabet,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Earwax — Wet type human earwax on a cotton swab Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and… …   Wikipedia

  • deaf — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unpersuaded, insensitive; inattentive, oblivious. See inattention, deafness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not able to hear] Syn. hard of hearing, hearing impaired, unhearing, stone deaf, earless, dull …   English dictionary for students

  • Deafness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deafness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deafness deafness hardness of hearing surdity| Sgm: N 1 inaudibility inaudibility inaudibleness PARAG:Deafness >V GRP: V 1 Sgm: V 1 be deaf be deaf &c. >Adj …   English dictionary for students

  • deaf — [OE] Ultimately, deaf and dumb come from the same source, and moreover they are related to a Greek word for ‘blind’. The common denominator ‘sensory or mental impairment’ goes back to an Indo European base *dheubh , which denoted ‘confusion,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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