Bleary-eyed



having bleary eyes.
dull of perception; shortsighted.
Contemporary Examples

William Parties Like Harry Tom Sykes June 10, 2012
The Tragic Life of Barack Obama’s Father Sally H. Jacobs July 9, 2011
Davos World Economic Forum’s Glum Kickoff Christopher Dickey January 23, 2012
On CPAC Day 2, the Libertarian Wing Takes Over Michelle Cottle March 7, 2014

Historical Examples

The Turtles of Tasman Jack London
Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
His Unknown Wife Louis Tracy
Plague Ship Andre Norton
Take the Reason Prisoner John Joseph McGuire
Before Adam Jack London

adjective
with eyes blurred, as with old age or after waking
physically or mentally unperceptive

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