adjective Date: circa 1927 having the eyes dimmed and watery (as from fatigue, drink, or emotion)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bleary-eyed — leary eyed adj. having eyes sore or unfocused, due to weariness or excessive drinking; same as {blear eyed[1]}. Syn: blear, bleary. [WordNet 1.5] 2. same as {teary}. [R.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleary-eyed — [blir′ēīd΄] adj. having bleary eyes: also bleareyed …   English World dictionary

  • bleary-eyed — adjective tired to the point of exhaustion • Syn: ↑bleary, ↑blear, ↑blear eyed • Similar to: ↑tired * * * /ˈbliɚˌaıd/ adj [more bleary eyed; most bleary eyed] : having eyes that look very tired and watery …   Useful english dictionary

  • bleary-eyed — /blear ee uyd /, adj. 1. having bleary eyes. 2. dull of perception; shortsighted. Also, blear eyed. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • bleary-eyed — blear′y eyed or blear′ eyed adj. having inflamed or teary eyes • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • bleary-eyed — /ˈblɪəri aɪd/ (say blearree uyd) adjective 1. having bleared eyes. 2. dull of perception. Also, blear eyed …   Australian English dictionary

  • bleary-eyed — adjective Tired, because of lack of sleep, and having blurred or reddened eyes …   Wiktionary

  • Bleary eyed — suffering from a hangover or tiredness …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bleary eyed — Australian Slang suffering from a hangover or tiredness …   English dialects glossary

  • bleary-eyed — having blurred vision, not seeing clearly …   English contemporary dictionary

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