purblind

adjective

pur·​blind ˈpər-ˌblīnd How to pronounce purblind (audio)
1
a
obsolete : wholly blind
b
: partly blind
2
: lacking in vision, insight, or understanding : obtuse
purblindly adverb
purblindness noun

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of purblind was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Purblind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purblind. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

purblind

adjective
pur·​blind ˈpər-ˌblīnd How to pronounce purblind (audio)
1
: partly blind
2
: lacking in understanding

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