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blear·y

 (blîr′ē)
adj. blear·i·er, blear·i·est
1. Watery, filmy, or unable to see clearly: bleary eyes.
2. Tired, disoriented, or bleary-eyed: He shuffled around the kitchen, bleary with sleep.
3. Vaguely outlined; indistinct: "The Palisades are wan and bleary with heat" (Clement Greenberg).

blear′i·ly adv.
blear′i·ness n.

bleary

(ˈblɪərɪ)
adj, blearier or bleariest
1. Also : bleared (of eyes or vision) dimmed or blurred, as by tears or tiredness
2. indistinct or unclear
3. exhausted; tired
ˈblearily adv
ˈbleariness n

blear•y

(ˈblɪər i)

adj. blear•i•er, blear•i•est.
1. (of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness.
2. indistinct; unclear: a bleary view of the horizon.
3. fatigued; worn-out.
[1350–1400]
blear′i•ly, adv.
blear′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bleary - tired to the point of exhaustionbleary - tired to the point of exhaustion  
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
2.bleary - indistinct or hazy in outlinebleary - indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes"
indistinct - not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"

bleary

adjective dim, blurred, fogged, murky, fuzzy, watery, misty, hazy, foggy, blurry, ill-defined, indistinct, rheumy Mona smiled at her through bleary eyes.

bleary

adjective
1. Extremely tired:
Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
2. Not clearly perceived or perceptible:
Translations

bleary

[ˈblɪərɪ] ADJ (blearier (compar) (bleariest (superl))) (with tears, sleep) → lloroso; (= tired) → agotado

bleary

[ˈblɪəri] adj [eyes] → troublebleary-eyed [ˌblɪəriˈaɪd] adjaux yeux troubles

bleary

adj (+er)
eyestrübe; (after sleep) → verschlafen
(= blurred)verschwommen

bleary

[ˈblɪərɪ] adj (eyes) → appannato/a
References in classic literature ?
I'll have nothing to do with them," he said, looking with bleary eyes at the men who walked along the station platform past the telegraph office.
His red, bloated face, bleary eyes and bulbous nose bespoke the manner of his life; while his thick lips, the lower hanging large and flabby over his receding chin, indicated the base passions to which his life and been given.
Sleary, very short of breath now, related with great heartiness, and with a wonderful kind of innocence, considering what a bleary and brandy-and-watery old veteran he was.
In research that will be embraced by millions of bleary eyed Britons, scientists have worked out the secret of a good night's sleep.
Tired of getting out of the swimming pool bleary and red-eyed from the chlorine in the water?
That's if dad can survive yesterday's bleary performance.
BLEARY PICTURE Research on sleep deprivation and health is still in its infancy, Van Cauter admits.
The human race is a bit like the beersodden bum who fixes us with bleary eye and says, "I wasn't always like this, ya' know?
Forced to rub my bleary eyes and take a gulp of water, I studied the long, darkhaired giants taking up most of the seats in front of me and finally realised what I was looking at.
The stylish shop has just 10 pairs of original 1970s Dior shades in stock to help bring a bit of retro glamour to your look, even if the glasses are just to hide a set of bleary eyes behind.
Aching limbs, eyes sore and bleary, Struggling through mud Almost waist high, While scores of vermin Go scurrying by.
Her erratic swaying impossibly quickened through editing, the dancing figure shimmers like a ghost in the darkened space, washed out to a bleary black-and-white.