blindly
adverb see blind I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Blindly — Blind ly, adv. Without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one s own. [1913 Webster] By his imperious mistress blindly led. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blindly — [adv1] without direction, purpose aimlessly, at random, confusedly, frantically, in all directions, indiscriminately, instinctively, madly, pell mell, purposelessly, wildly; concept 542 Ant. carefully, cautiously, purposely, reasonably, sensibly… …   New thesaurus

  • blindly — (adv.) O.E. blindlice; see BLIND (Cf. blind) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blindly — UK [ˈblaɪn(d)lɪ] / US [ˈblaɪndlɪ] adverb 1) if you obey or support someone blindly, you do it without thinking for yourself whether what you are doing is right They just blindly followed the instructions they were given. This group is blindly… …   English dictionary

  • blindly — blind|ly [ blaındli ] adverb 1. ) if you obey or support someone blindly, you do it without thinking for yourself whether what you are doing is right: They just blindly followed the instructions they were given. 2. ) without noticing what is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blindly — [[t]bla͟ɪndli[/t]] ADV GRADED: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj, ADV with cl (disapproval) If you say that someone does something blindly, you mean that they do it without having enough information, or without thinking about it. → See also blind Don… …   English dictionary

  • blindly — /bluynd lee/, adv. 1. in a blind manner: We felt our way blindly through the black tunnel. 2. without understanding, reservation, or objection; unthinkingly: They followed their leaders blindly. 3. without continuation: The passage ended blindly… …   Universalium

  • blindly — blind|ly [ˈblaındli] adv 1.) not thinking about something or trying to understand it ▪ Don t just blindly accept what you are told. 2.) not seeing or noticing what is around you, especially because you are upset ▪ I don t know, she repeated as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blindly — adverb 1. without seeing or looking (Freq. 4) he felt around his desk blindly • Derived from adjective: ↑blind 2. without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis (Freq. 1) they bought the car blindly he picked a wife bli …   Useful english dictionary

  • blindly — adverb 1 not thinking about something or trying to understand it: Don t just blindly accept what you re told. 2 not seeing or noticing what is around you: He felt around blindly for the matches …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blindly — adverb 1) he ran blindly upstairs Syn: impetuously, impulsively, recklessly, heedlessly 2) they blindly followed US policy Syn: uncritically, unquestioningly, unthinkingly, mindlessly, indiscriminately • …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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