blinkered

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

Definition of blinkered

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

Examples of blinkered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite her reputation for controversy, Roiphe has never been that formidable a polemicist; her perspective is too blinkered, her blind spots too obvious. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, "Katie Roiphe Feels Ambivalent About Feeling Ambivalent," 26 Feb. 2020 The fault doesn’t wholly lie with Clegg, who as the company’s head of global affairs is no doubt hemmed in by Zuckerberg’s own blinkered vision. Washington Post, "Facebook Isn’t Making Any New Friends In Brussels," 3 Apr. 2019 Many physicists take these troubles to mean that their field has gone astray and that their colleagues are too blinkered to notice. George Musser, Scientific American, "The Search for Truth in Physics," 25 Aug. 2019 Given the details of the situation, however, there’s a case to be made for disabusing your blinkered boss. New York Times, "What Can I Do When a Colleague Takes Credit for My Work?," 30 July 2019 The determination with which politicians and policymakers cling to this blinkered view can be seen in the lonely quest of Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Jackson Diehl, The Denver Post, "Commentary: Mohammed bin Salman is our newest Saddam Hussein," 8 July 2019 And that would leave the United States weaker and poorer, too, even if there are a great many people in Washington who are too ignorant and blinkered to understand the fact. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Invest in the Neighborhood," 4 June 2019 The question is far from academic, since the president’s blinkered behavior plays right into the autocrats’ hands. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "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

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First Known Use of blinkered

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Blinkered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blinkered. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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