blindered

adjective blind·ered \ ˈblīn-dərd \

Definition of blindered

1 : wearing blinders
  • Surely somewhere he still wanders turn-of-the-century New York City, … where blindered horses are giving way to subway and motor vehicle …
  • —Justin LeiberStories by O. Henry1989
2 : unable or unwilling to see or acknowledge what is apparent : refusing or failing to see beyond a narrow viewpoint
  • Are diplomats so frozen, uprisers so blindered and international lawyers so hidebound that they cannot create new forms of national association to meet the demands of the times?
  • —William SafireNew York Times15 Apr. 1991
  • … just as you think he's blindered, writing about the South without ever mentioning race, you'll turn a page and find the subject raised …
  • —Valerie SayersCommonwealth13 Feb. 1998
  • This blindered … approach is the most striking, and disturbing, in the articles to do with warfare …
  • —Bill BarichNew Yorker2 Mar. 1981

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First Known Use of blindered

1865


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