Bleary



(of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness.
indistinct; unclear:
The day begins with a bleary view of one’s world.
fatigued; worn-out.
Contemporary Examples

The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko John Schulian January 4, 2014
Fire and Forget: After Homecoming, Veterans Collect Stories of War Roy Scranton November 25, 2012
Milan Fashion Week’s Malaise Robin Givhan September 22, 2011
Runway vs. Housewives Choire Sicha August 18, 2009

Historical Examples

Prudence Says So Ethel Hueston
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
The Trail of ’98 Robert W. Service
Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 Various
Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome

adjective blearier, bleariest
(of eyes or vision) dimmed or blurred, as by tears or tiredness
indistinct or unclear
exhausted; tired
adj.

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