Synonyms for blind

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : blahynd
Phonetic Transcription : blaɪnd

Top 10 synonyms for blind Other synonyms for the word blind

Définition of blind

Origin :
  • Old English blind "blind," also "dark, enveloped in darkness, obscure; unintelligent, lacking mental perception," probably from West Germanic *blinda- "blind" (cf. Dutch and German blind, Old Norse blindr, Gothic blinds "blind"), perhaps, via notion of "to make cloudy, deceive," from an extended Germanic form of the PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)); cf. Lithuanian blendzas "blind," blesti "to become dark." The original sense, not of "sightless," but of "confused," perhaps underlies such phrases as blind alley (Chaucer's lanes blynde), which is older than the sense of "closed at one end" (1610s). In reference to doing something without seeing it first, by 1840. Of aviators flying without instruments or without clear observation, from 1919. Blindman's bluff is from 1580s.
  • The twilight, or rather the hour between the time when one can no longer see to read and the lighting of the candles, is commonly called blindman's holiday. [Grose, 1796]
  • Related: Blinded; blinding.
  • adj sightless
  • adj indifferent
  • adj uncontrolled
  • adj hidden or covered
  • noun screen, covering
Example sentences :
  • If he made me blind, may he not easily have bewildered her, and have been himself bewildered?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • She was blind and paralyzed, and on the extreme verge of eternity.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • "It wouldn't do, sir, for the blind to be anxious," she replied.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • A regret for the mistakes of yesterday must not, however, blind us to the tasks of today.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Other ways have been sought, and have been found no more than blind alleys.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • "I forgive thee from my heart, dear brother," piped the blind man.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I believe it is often the best wisdom to be blind and let God be our eyes as well as our shield.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • A blind man might have followed the trail of the retreating army.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • So the man done it, and sure enough he was as blind as a bat in a minute.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • This time it was the blind of the square window of the ground floor.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for blind

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