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adjective blind pronunciation in British English /blaɪnd/
  1. 1
    unable to see. Some people prefer to use the expression visually impaired

    Her father is completely blind.

    Blind and sighted children attend the same school.

    go blind:

    The disease made her go blind in one eye.

  2. 2
    [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 council is wilfully blind to the problems caused by the new regulations.

  3. 3
    [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.

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This statement revealed a complete blindness to reality.

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