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adjective     blind pronunciation in American English
/blaɪnd/
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  1. 2
    [only before noun] a blind emotion or belief is so strong that you do not question it in any way, even if it is unreasonable

    Their opposition to the plan seemed to be driven by blind prejudice.

    blind faith/obedience/loyalty etc.:

    blind loyalty to the leadership

    blind panic/rage/terror:

    In a blind panic, I dropped the bag and ran.

  2. 3
    [not usually before noun] unable to realize or admit the truth about something

    How can you be so blind? He’s obviously lying.

    blind to:

    The company is willfully blind to the problems caused by the new regulations.

  3. 4
    a blind corner is one where you cannot see what is coming toward you

    She passed another car on a blind curve and crashed.

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presbyopia

a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightedness

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