purblind

adjective pur·blind \ ˈpər-ˌblīnd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of purblind

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

purblindly

play \ˈpər-ˌblīn(d)-lē\ adverb

purblindness

play \ˈpər-ˌblīn(d)-nəs\ noun

Origin and Etymology of purblind

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


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