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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    be unsighted: a sports term referring to a situation where a player or official can't see the ball or the play.

    They failed to score a second try when unsighted referee John Lacey did not award the score after Gerhard Vosloo appeared to touch down

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/10/2012
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    used metaphorically to say that someone has not seen a situation or problem clearly

    Austin Brady, the trust's head of conservation, admits that the charity may have unknowingly bought trees from nurseries that grew British seeds abroad."There is a potential we may have been unsighted on that," he says.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/10/2012


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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