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blind

 (blīnd)
adj. blind·er, blind·est
1.
a. Sightless.
b. Having a maximal visual acuity of the better eye, after correction by refractive lenses, of one-tenth normal vision or less (20/200 or less on the Snellen test).
c. Of, relating to, or for sightless persons.
2.
a. Performed or made without the benefit of background information that might prejudice the outcome or result: blind taste tests used in marketing studies.
b. Performed without preparation, experience, or knowledge: a blind stab at answering the question.
c. Performed by instruments and without the use of sight: blind navigation.
3. Unable or unwilling to perceive or understand: blind to a lover's faults.
4. Not based on reason or evidence; unquestioning: put blind faith in their leaders.
5. Slang Drunk.
6. Lacking reason or purpose: blind fate; blind choice.
7.
a. Difficult to comprehend or see; illegible.
b. Incompletely or illegibly addressed: blind mail.
c. Hidden from sight: a blind seam.
d. Screened from the view of oncoming motorists: a blind driveway.
e. Secret or otherwise undisclosed: a blind item in a military budget.
8. Closed at one end: a blind socket; a blind passage.
9. Having no opening: a blind wall.
10. Botany Failing to produce flowers or fruits: a blind bud.
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) Blind people considered as a group. Used with the: a radio station for reading to the blind.
2. often blinds Something, such as a window shade or a Venetian blind, that hinders vision or shuts out light.
3. A shelter for concealing hunters, photographers, or observers of wildlife.
4. Something intended to conceal the true nature, especially of an activity; a subterfuge.
5. A forced bet in poker that is placed before the cards are dealt.
adv.
1.
a. Without seeing; blindly.
b. Without the aid of visual reference: flew blind through the fog.
2. Without forethought or provision; unawares: entered into the scheme blind.
3. Without significant information, especially that might affect an outcome or result: "When you read blind, you see everything but the author" (Margaret Atwood).
4. Informal Into a stupor: drank themselves blind.
5. Used as an intensive: Thieves in the bazaar robbed us blind.
tr.v. blind·ed, blind·ing, blinds
1. To deprive of sight: was blinded in an industrial accident.
2. To dazzle: skiers temporarily blinded by sunlight on snow.
3. To deprive of perception or insight: prejudice that blinded them to the proposal's merits.
4. To withhold light from: Thick shrubs blinded our downstairs windows.

[Middle English, from Old English; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blind′ing·ly adv.
blind′ly adv.
blind′ness n.
Translations

blindingly

[ˈblaɪndɪŋlɪ] ADV a blindingly obvious factun hecho de claridad meridiana
it is blindingly obvious thates a todas luces evidente que ...

blindingly

[ˈblaɪndɪŋli] adv
blindingly obvious → plus qu'évident
to be blindingly obvious → être plus qu'évident, sauter aux yeux

blindingly

adv brightblendend; it is blindingly obviousdas sieht doch ein Blinder (inf)
References in classic literature ?
In evening's limpid air, What time the dew's soothings Unto the earth downpour, Invisibly and unheard-- For tender shoe-gear wear The soothing dews, like all that's kind-gentle--: Bethinkst thou then, bethinkst thou, burning heart, How once thou thirstedest For heaven's kindly teardrops and dew's down-droppings, All singed and weary thirstedest, What time on yellow grass-pathways Wicked, occidental sunny glances Through sombre trees about thee sported, Blindingly sunny glow-glances, gladly-hurting?
Close on its apparition, and blindingly violet by contrast, danced out the first lightning of the gathering storm, and the thunder burst like a rocket overhead.
Southward they were piled in great snowy masses, so that he was half disposed to think them mountains; northward and eastward they were in wavelike levels, and blindingly sunlit.
The result was an embarrassingly anodyne statement of the blindingly obvious in terms of the rights of the peoples of Palestine, and an equally blindingly obvious impotence within the Muslim and Arab world to do anything about their plight.
IT'S blindingly obvious that the killer of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn deserves a longer sentence.
His blindingly white runners, which he showed off to the world via Instagram on his way into court, are also available on the site.
I set them side by side and it was blindingly obvious what the right thing to do was.
But I set them side by side and it was blindingly obvious what the right thing to do was, and I think the people made the right decision - they voted very substantially to leave the European Union.
As is blindingly obvious, not a single soul on planet earth would be here without the (quite literally) hard labour of all our mums, so let's take every opportunity we can to show how much we appreciate them.
From the moment that Zee "I'm a great of my generation" Shah announced that he knew Dubai like the back of his hand it was blindingly obvious this was his last week.
I mean it's pretty blindingly obvious to me that at a pound a week per person - which is what it costs to be in the EU - it's the right deal for Britain.
Boy, did Conner nail it this time ("Artfully Revealing The Blindingly Obvious," Guncrank Diaries, March/ April 2013)