blink·​ered | \ ˈbliŋ-kərd How to pronounce blinkered (audio) \

Definition of blinkered

1 : limited in scope or understanding : narrow-minded
2 : fitted with blinders

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The question is far from academic, since the president’s blinkered behavior plays right into the autocrats’ hands. Trudy Rubin,, "Trump pummels G-7 democratic allies but loves autocrats | Trudy Rubin," 8 June 2018 But at the height of their powers, giant companies make blinkered, unreliable guides to their own futures. The Economist, "History’s biggest firms," 5 July 2018 The failings of normcore politics start with a somewhat blinkered and romantic view of American history which, as Ezra Klein recently argued in his review of much of the democratic crisis literature, is actually quite ugly. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Donald Trump, the resistance, and the limits of normcore politics," 3 July 2018 In 2016’s Hillbilly Elegy and subsequent writing, Vance built his interpretation of Appalachia, the Rust Belt, and the Trump era on a sensitive but blinkered portrait of his own family’s strengths and wounds. Jedediah Purdy, The New Republic, "The Remaking of Class," 27 June 2018 The Kremlin was no less blinkered and smug than our own establishment, a k a Mr. Comey, in its understanding of the Trump phenomenon and contempt for democratic outcomes. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Open Up the Horowitz Secret Appendix," 15 June 2018 If prison holds a dark mirror to society — reflecting our fissures and anxieties and our blinkered faith in institutional bureaucracy — then prison literature offers one way to restore a human element to the system. New York Times, "8 New Books We Recommend This Week," 3 May 2018 Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it—that's the argument. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "From Win32 to Cocoa: A Windows user’s would-be conversion to Mac OS X," 26 May 2018 Some would point to Kuhn’s scientific paradigms and argue that medicine wasn’t ready for such a shift in thinking, others that it reflects the entirely unscientific nature of premodern medicine and the blinkered self-confidence of doctors. Henry Marsh, New York Times, "What Happens When You Go Under," 3 Jan. 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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