Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deafen

3 senses of deafen

Sense 1
deafen -- (be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise")

Sense 2
deafen, deaf -- (make or render deaf; "a deafening noise")
       => desensitize, desensitise -- (cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized")

Sense 3
deafen -- (make soundproof; "deafen a room")
       => dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break -- (lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall")

Antonyms of adj deafening

1 sense of deafening

Sense 1
deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery -- (loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss)

INDIRECT (VIA loud) -> soft -- ((of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music")

Similarity of adj deafening

1 sense of deafening

Sense 1
deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery -- (loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss)
       => loud (vs. soft) -- (characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones")

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