bleary

adjective \ ˈblir-ē \

Definition of bleary

1 of the eyes or vision :dull or dimmed especially from fatigue or sleep
2 :poorly outlined or defined :dim
  • a bleary view
3 :very tired
  • bleary travelers

blearily

play \ˈblir-ə-lē\ adverb

bleariness

play \ˈblir-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of bleary in a Sentence

  1. She looked at me with bleary eyes.

  2. disoriented, bleary passengers departing from the red-eye

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First Known Use of bleary

14th century


BLEARY Defined for English Language Learners

bleary

adjective

Definition of bleary for English Language Learners

  • : very tired and unable to see clearly


Medical Dictionary

bleary

adjective \ ˈbli(ə)r-ē \

medical Definition of bleary

of the eyes or vision
:dull or dimmed especially from fatigue or sleep


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