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synonyms for deafening

  • blaring
  • noisy
  • ringing
  • roaring
  • rowdy
  • thunderous
  • vociferous
  • booming
  • screaming
  • at full volume
  • ear-piercing
  • ear-popping
  • ear-splitting
  • turned up

antonyms for deafening

MOST RELEVANT
  • quiet
  • silent
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How to use deafening in a sentence

These bolts of raw electricity ricochet through thin air, arcing from stormy skies and blasting whatever they hit with a deafening roar.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES — AND HOW TO STAY SAFEMATTHEW CAPPUCCIAUGUST 5, 2022WASHINGTON POST
By themselves, the images play a quiet drumbeat, but collectively they create a deafening boom that lays bare the harsh reality of inequality in America.
TIME'S 20 BEST PHOTOBOOKS OF 2021TIME PHOTO DEPARTMENTDECEMBER 22, 2021TIME
Close your eyes and listen carefully to the deafening sound of the furious water crashing into rock, much like the screams of people past, at least according to one terrifying legend.
THE MOST STUNNING PLACES ON THE GLOBEJOSEFINA SALOMONAUGUST 8, 2021OZY
To woo females, male cicadas emit an ear-splitting mating call—muscle contractions cause their tymbal organ to vibrate, and their hollow abdomen amplifies the sound to deafening levels.
AN ANIMATED GUIDE TO THIS YEAR'S MASSIVE BROOD X CICADA EMERGENCEREBECCA KATZMANMAY 12, 2021TIME
It also pledged to review the “Arrowhead Chop” that accompanies the deafening war chant that echoes through the stands of the notoriously loud venue.
‘END RACISM,’ THE NFL IMPLORED. SO WHAT ABOUT THAT CHIEFS’ NAME?LIZ CLARKEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If you’ve been going to sleep recently to the deafening roar of fireworks, you’re not alone.
FIREWORKS USAGE IS EXPLODING. BUT JULY 4TH SILENCE AWAITSANDREW R. CHOWJUNE 19, 2020TIME
Instead of the quiet, silent scholars, you would hear a loud and deafening buzz.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
The Koreans call this noise kang-siong, and it seems almost deafening to one unused to it.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
And then the Monitor's deafening hammer sounded again, and after that, silence.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The creature kept up a deafening squealing, while out of the bush rushed Dandy, the farmers dog.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
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WORDS RELATED TO DEAFENING

  • aural
  • auricular
  • clear
  • deafening
  • detectable
  • discernible
  • distinct
  • hearable
  • loud
  • loud enough
  • perceptible
  • plain
  • resounding
  • roaring
  • sounding
  • within earshot
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.