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blind

 
 
pronunciation:
blaInd
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, noun, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: blinder, blindest
definition 1: lacking the ability to see; sightless.
These dogs are trained to assist blind people.An accident in the laboratory had left him blind.
synonyms:
eyeless, sightless
antonyms:
sighted
similar words:
purblind, stone-blind, visionless
definition 2: unwilling or unable to recognize or understand.
He is blind to the truth about his wife.
synonyms:
ignorant, imperceptive, unaware
antonyms:
mindful, perceptive
similar words:
insensitive, obtuse, undiscerning, unknowing
definition 3: beyond reason or evidence.
The people had a blind trust in their leader.
synonyms:
irrational, mindless, unreasonable
similar words:
impetuous, rash, reckless, senseless, uncontrollable, uncritical, unrestrained, unthinking
definition 4: out of sight; hidden.
It's dangerous to pass another car on a blind curve.
synonyms:
hidden, invisible, occult
similar words:
obscure, unknown
definition 5: (informal) drunk.
He was absolutely blind by the end of the party and I had to drive him home.
synonyms:
drunk
similar words:
tight, tipsy
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: blinded, blinding, blinds
definition 1: to cause to lose sight, either temporarily or permanently.
He blinded us shining that flashlight in our eyes.The illness blinded her and she never regained her sight.
similar words:
daze, dazzle, dim, obscure
definition 2: to take away (one's) judgment.
Love blinded him to her faults.
similar words:
blindfold, daze, dazzle, obfuscate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes pl.) a device in a window to screen out light or give privacy within.
The room gets hot during the day if we don't pull down the blind.
similar words:
cover, curtain, drape, shade, Venetian blind
definition 2: (used with a pl. verb) sightless people, collectively (usu. prec. by the).
That organization trains guide dogs for the blind.
definition 3: a place or structure used by hunters, photographers, or the like to conceal themselves.
similar words:
ambush, hideaway
definition 4: a cover or mask for true purpose or action; something that obscures.
synonyms:
camouflage, cloak, disguise, masquerade, smoke screen, subterfuge
similar words:
deception, front, mask, screen
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: blinder, blindest
definition: without the capacity to see or understand.
He flew the airplane blind.They worked blind to the consequences.
synonyms:
benighted
similar words:
unawares
derivation: blindness (n.)
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