blind·​fold·​ed | \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōl-dəd How to pronounce blindfolded (audio) \

Definition of blindfolded

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: wearing a blindfold a blindfolded prisoner



Definition of blindfolded (Entry 2 of 2)

: with the eyes covered by a blindfold was led blindfolded into the woods could do it blindfolded [=could do it very easily]

Examples of blindfolded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective When the robotic exploration of Mars kicked off in the 1970s, the best available pictures of the planet’s surface were so crude that targeting where to go was akin to playing a blindfolded game of darts. Jatan Mehta, Scientific American, "How NASA Aims to Achieve Perseverance’s High-Stakes Mars Landing," 17 Feb. 2021 Even more remarkably, the blindfolded participants showed activation in visual brain regions in response to touch and sound. David Eagleman, Time, "Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains," 29 Dec. 2020 Huck was in a bar, drinking and playing blindfolded darts with others in her unit —including a romantic interest — when a breaking news update took over the television to report on a viral outbreak at a nearby hospital. Nick Romano,, "The Walking Dead: World Beyond," 16 Nov. 2020 Photographs taken last summer but recently leaked to the press showed Natale-Hjorth blindfolded and handcuffed at the Rome barracks where he and Elder were initially taken for questioning. Fox News, "American student accused of killing Italian cop in drug bust gone wrong claims he was beaten, spat on by police: leaked transcript," 10 July 2020 The ensuing narrative alternated between a psychologically acute portrait of life under total lockdown and a harrowing account of a blindfolded journey downriver toward a possible sanctuary. Bill Sheehan, Washington Post, "Two new horror novels make sense of our current dystopian reality," 7 July 2020 Tice was blindfolded and forced to recite a prayer Muslims say before dying. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, "Trump sent personal letter to Assad asking for release of journalist Austin Tice," 9 Apr. 2020 Anybody who claims to know what course the coronavirus pandemic will take this summer is like a blindfolded person trying to hit the bullseye in a game darts. oregonlive, "Timeline is hazy for restarting the outdoor track season: Oregon track & field rundown," 5 Apr. 2020 Each episode involves two blindfolded chefs getting blasted in the face with a cannon full of food. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The 15 Best Quibi Shows and Movies That Make Downloading the App Totally Worth It," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of blindfolded


1579, in the meaning defined above


1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blindfolded was in 1579

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28 Feb 2021

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“Blindfolded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blindfolded

: with the eyes covered by a piece of cloth

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