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turn deaf ear to

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  • as inrefuse
  • as inslight

synonyms for turn deaf ear to

  • decline
  • ignore
  • protest
  • rebuff
  • reject
  • turn down
  • withdraw
  • withhold
  • demur
  • desist
  • disaccord
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • dissent
  • dodge
  • evade
  • nix
  • regret
  • repel
  • reprobate
  • repudiate
  • shun
  • spurn
  • beg off
  • brush off
  • dispense with
  • give thumbs down to
  • hold back
  • hold off
  • hold out
  • make excuses
  • not budge
  • not budget
  • not buy
  • not care to
  • pass up
  • refuse to receive
  • send off
  • send regrets
  • set aside
  • turn away
  • turn from
  • turn one's back on

antonyms for turn deaf ear to

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  • accept
  • allow
  • approve
  • agree
  • consent
  • endorse
  • face
  • meet
  • sanction
  • OK
  • grant
  • offer
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How to use turn deaf ear to in a sentence

Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
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
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He shall give his mind to turn up furrows, and his care is to give the kine fodder.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
They held the compound against repeated assaults, and lost several men in hand-to-hand fighting.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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