blind·​ing | \ ˈblīn-diŋ How to pronounce blinding (audio) \

Definition of blinding

1 : causing or seeming to cause blindness : making sight difficult or impossible a blinding light a blinding snowstorm a blinding headache [=an extremely painful headache]
2 : extremely or impressively fast a runner with blinding speed

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Other Words from blinding

blindingly adverb
a blindingly bright light blindingly fast speed

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This lewk comes in a somewhat more blinding color combo, with dark blue stripes layered on top of light blue stripes. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Balenciaga Releases the “T-Shirt Shirt” for $1,290," 29 May 2018 Jenner let the dress shine with minimal accessories: white pointed pumps gave it some modern edge, while a blinding necklace lent a further touch of decadence. Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Gives the Marie Antoinette Look a Modern Makeover," 4 Apr. 2019 Tens of billions of dollars’ worth of public and private energy investments are transforming the area around Corpus Christi at a blinding pace. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "America's New Energy Coast," 19 Mar. 2019 The blinding pace of innovation lent credence to the belief that Pan Am could very well deliver on its futurist promises. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "When Pan Am Promised To Fly Us To the Moon," 28 Feb. 2019 And a blinding dust storm swept across portions of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "The weather in the Middle East has gone haywire because of a freak storm," 27 Apr. 2018 The Flashing Lights Loose Powder Pigments are the secret to a blinding glow. Marci Robin, Allure, "KKW Beauty Is Launching Super-Colorful Flashing Lights Powders for Kim’s Birthday," 15 Oct. 2018 With dark falling, and the storm still blowing, the two are evacuated to the nearest infirmary with one of the paleontologists driving—at least an hour and a half away by truck in the blinding storm. Jason Harper, Condé Nast Traveler, "On the Hunt for Dinosaur Bones in the Gobi Desert," 20 July 2018 One of them featured a blinding neckplate with her name, and pointed black Christian Louboutin pumps rounded out her look. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Of Course Cardi B and Offset’s Courtside Couple’s Style Is Over-the-Top," 24 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of blinding

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blinding was in 1786

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English Language Learners Definition of blinding

: very bright or strong especially : so bright or strong that you cannot see
: very fast

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