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 Leiber, Stories by O. Henry, 1989

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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First Known Use of blindered

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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