Purblind



[pur-blahynd] /ˈpɜrˌblaɪnd/

adjective
1.
nearly or partially blind; dim-sighted.
2.
slow or deficient in understanding, imagination, or vision.
3.
Obsolete. totally blind.
/ˈpɜːˌblaɪnd/
adjective
1.
partly or nearly blind
2.
lacking in insight or understanding; obtuse
adj.

c.1300, pur blind “entirely blind,” as a noun, “a blind person,” later “partially blind, blind in one eye” (late 14c.), the main modern sense, from blind (adj.). The first element is sometimes explained as pure (adj.), or as the Anglo-French perfective prefix pur- (see pur-). Sense of “dull” first recorded 1530s.

purblind pur·blind (pûr’blīnd’)
adj.

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