purblind

adjective
pur·​blind | \ ˈpər-ˌblīnd How to pronounce purblind (audio) \

Definition of purblind

1a obsolete : wholly blind
b : partly blind
2 : lacking in vision, insight, or understanding : obtuse

Other Words from purblind

purblindly \ ˈpər-​ˌblīn(d)-​lē How to pronounce purblind (audio) \ adverb
purblindness \ ˈpər-​ˌblīn(d)-​nəs How to pronounce purblind (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of purblind

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for purblind

Middle English pur blind, from pur purely, wholly, from pur pure

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“Purblind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purblind. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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