adjective blind·ered \ˈblīn-dərd\

Definition of blindered

  1. 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 Leiber, Stories by O. Henry, 1989

  2. 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 Safire, New York Times, 15 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 Sayers, Commonwealth, 13 Feb. 1998 This blindered … approach is the most striking, and disturbing, in the articles to do with warfare … — Bill Barich, New Yorker, 2 Mar. 1981

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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