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

Examples of blinding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite two goals and an assist in his opening seven games for the club, the shine was beginning to wear off on Felix, the bleary eyes who had marvelled at his blinding pace apparently now baulking at his ever-thrust-into-view price tag., "Yes, Atletico Madrid's Starlet Joao Felix Is Actually Quite Good After All," 2 Oct. 2019 Rivello was accused of sending a Twitter message featuring a blinding strobe light to an epileptic author who immediately suffered a seizure upon viewing it in December 2016 in Dallas., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 17 Dec. 2019 Between grogginess and the blinding ball of Christmas lights outside, Torrie Ruhle couldn’t tell what was attacking her cat on the front steps at 2 a.m. Sunday. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "‘It was so unfazed by me’: Woman recounts slobber-covered cat’s Anchorage wolverine encounter," 12 Nov. 2019 Result: Sheffield United 3-0 Burnley The revelation of the fantasy football season put in another blinding performance at the weekend, with his two goals and clean sheet seeing the mislabelled defender grab 21 points., "Fantasy Premier League: The 10 Players Who Scooped Man of the Match in Gameweek 11," 4 Nov. 2019 Instead, ease yourself into the day with this Philips Wake-Up Light which imitates the less blinding, natural light of a sunrise. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 products that will help you wake up in the morning," 1 Nov. 2019 Director Stephen Brackett's frantic staging also periodically assaults us with deafening noises and bright lights shined directly in our eyes, the latter unfortunately not quite blinding enough to prevent us from seeing what's going on. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical': Theater Review," 17 Oct. 2019 Instead, disputes with locals spiraled out of control, coalescing in the killing of a white fisherman that sent the community into a blinding rage and brought the Ku Klux Klan to town. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "Film revisiting tensions between white and Vietnamese refugee fishermen in Texas screens at Viet Film Fest," 7 Oct. 2019 Henderson is considered a first-round pick due to his blinding speed, length (6-1, 202) and ball skills. Edgar Thompson,, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 8 Florida Gators surging entering Year 2 under Dan Mullen," 17 Aug. 2019

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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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19 Jan 2020

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“Blinding.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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How to pronounce blinding (audio)

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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not to be intimidated or subdued

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