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  • as insneeze at
  • as indisregard

synonyms for turn a deaf ear

  • blink at
  • brush aside
  • brush away
  • brush off
  • discount
  • have no use for
  • laugh off
  • let pass
  • look the other way
  • overlook
  • pass over
  • pay no attention to
  • pay no heed to
  • pay no mind
  • shut eyes to
  • slight
  • snub
  • take lightly
  • take no notice of
  • turn a blind eye
  • omit
  • disobey
  • overlook
  • neglect
  • forget
  • disparage
  • disdain
  • miss
  • slight
  • despise
  • contemn
  • overpass
  • discount
  • snub
  • fail
  • scorn
  • pooh-pooh
  • brush aside
  • brush off
  • pass over
  • vilipend
  • cold-shoulder
  • blink at
  • brush away
  • have no use for
  • laugh off
  • leave out of account
  • let go
  • let off easy
  • let pass
  • live with
  • look the other way
  • pay no attention to
  • pay no heed to
  • pay no mind
  • shut eyes to
  • take no notice of
  • tune out
  • turn a blind eye
  • wink at
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How to use turn a deaf ear in a sentence

When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He looked up, half shutting his one funny eye, and cocking one ear up, and letting the other droop down.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Turn not away thy face from thy neighbour, and of taking away a portion and not restoring.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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