Definition of stone deaf in English:

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stone deaf

Pronunciation: /ˌstōn ˈdef/


Completely deaf: the racket drove out any deer not stone deaf the stone-deaf person relies entirely on sight
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  • I was fairly pooped by the time I'd hobbled through customs, filled in the usual lost luggage forms with the assistance of a stone-deaf baggage complaints officer and taken a three-hour taxi ride to the country where I'd intended to land.
  • George, who's 90 per cent blind, was at wit's end with fellow complex resident Francis, who was stone-deaf.
  • Church bells are a product of the Victorian era, or whoever invented them must have been tone-deaf or stone-deaf as the noise made is very unattractive to say the least.
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