Blear-eyed
Blear-eyed Blear"-eyed`, a. 1. Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim-sighted. [1913 Webster]

The blear-eyed Crispin. --Drant. [1913 Webster]

2. Lacking in perception or penetration; short-sighted; as, a blear-eyed bigot. [1913 Webster]


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  • blear-eyed — adjective Date: 14th century bleary eyed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blear-eyed — a. Dim sighted …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • blear — bli(ə)r vt to make (the eyes) sore or watery blear adj dim with water or tears blear eyed īd adj …   Medical dictionary

  • blear —  E, to roar and cry. N. Hence Blear eyed …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • blear|y-eyed — «BLIHR ee YD», adjective. 1. having eyes dim, especially with water or tears. 2. = short sighted. (Cf. ↑short sighted) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blear — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English bleren, probably from Old English *blerian; akin to Low German bleer oged bleary eyed Date: 14th century 1. to make (the eyes) sore or watery 2. dim, blur II. adjective Date: 14th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blear — archaic adjective dim or dull. verb make (the eyes) dim or bleary. Origin ME (as v.): prob. related to Mid. High Ger. blerre blurred vision and Low Ger. blarroged bleary eyed …   English new terms dictionary

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