deafness

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From deaf +‎ -ness.

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deafness (countable and uncountable, plural deafnesses)

  1. The condition of being deaf; the lack or loss of the ability to hear.
  2. (figuratively) Lack of knowledge or refusal to admit a particular problem, issue, etc.
    their deafness to her cries

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