blinkered
adjective Date: 1867 1. limited in scope or understanding ; narrow-minded 2. fitted with blinders

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  • blinkered — in the figurative sense, 1867, from horses wearing blinkers to limit the range of their vision (see BLINKER (Cf. blinker)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blinkered — [[t]blɪ̱ŋkə(r)d[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) A blinkered view, attitude, or approach is narrow and does not take into account other people s opinions. A blinkered person has this kind of attitude. [BRIT] They ve got a very blinkered view of life …   English dictionary

  • blinkered — blink|ered [ˈblıŋkəd US ərd] adj 1.) having a limited view of a subject, or refusing to accept or consider different ideas = ↑narrow minded a blinkered attitude/approach ▪ a blinkered attitude to other cultures 2.) a horse that is blinkered is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blinkered — adjective 1 having a limited view of a subject or refusing to accept or consider ideas that are new or different: blinkered and outdated attitudes 2 a horse that is blinkered is wearing blinkers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blinkered — blink·ered (blĭngʹkərd) adj. Subjective and limited, as in viewpoint or perception: “The characters have a blinkered view and, misinterpreting what they see, sometimes take totally inexpedient action” (Pauline Kael). * * * …   Universalium

  • blinkered — blink|ered [ blıŋkərd ] adjective blinkered opinions or attitudes are very limited, conservative, and often old fashioned: NARROW MINDED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Blinkered — Someone who is blinkered is narrow minded or narrow sighted they only see one view on a subject. It comes from when horses that pulled carriages wore blinkers to stop them seeing to the side or behind them which stopped them from being startled… …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • blinkered — UK [ˈblɪŋkə(r)d] / US [ˈblɪŋkərd] adjective blinkered opinions or attitudes are very limited, conservative, and often old fashioned …   English dictionary

  • blinkered — [ˈblɪŋkəd] adj blinkered opinions or attitudes are very limited and conservative Syn: narrow minded …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blinkered — /blɪŋkəd/ (say blingkuhd) adjective 1. wearing blinkers, as a horse. 2. having a narrow outlook; lacking perspective: blinkered approach …   Australian English dictionary

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