unseeing


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unseeing

(ʌnˈsiːɪŋ)
adj
with one's eyes open but not noticing or perceiving anything
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unseeing - not consciously observingunseeing - not consciously observing; "looked through him with blank unseeing eyes"
unperceiving, unperceptive - lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder"
2.unseeing - lacking sightunseeing - lacking sight; "blind as an eyeless beggar"
blind, unsighted - unable to see; "a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan

unseeing

adjective
Without the sense of sight:
Translations

unseeing

[ˈʌnˈsiːɪŋ] ADJ (fig) → ciego
he stared, unseeing, out of the windowmiraba por la ventana, con la mirada perdida
to gaze at sth with unseeing eyesmirar algo sin verlo

unseeing

adj (lit, fig)blind; gazeleer; to stare at somebody/something with unseeing eyesjdn/etw mit leerem Blick anstarren
References in classic literature ?
She sat on her porch gazing out with unseeing eyes upon the shining reaches of the mighty Mississippi, her thoughts steeped in her good fortune.
The stillness of her head and features was remarkable: she might have been in a trance, her eyes open, yet unseeing. Nothing in the picture moved but Old Pretty's tail and Tess's pink hands, the latter so gently as to be a rhythmic pulsation only, as if they were obeying a reflex stimulus, like a beating heart.
With unseeing eyes he walked across Trafalgar Square and made his way to his club in Pall Mall.
She was sitting now with her hands clasped and her head thrown back, looking up at the stars with unseeing eyes.
She lay still, as if dead; but her big eyes, wide open, glittered in the gloom, staring upwards at the slender rafters, motionless and unseeing. She was in a high fever, and evidently unconscious.
Unseeing, his eyes rested upon the shaving mirror which still hung upon the tent wall above the table; but his sight was focused far beyond.
But still John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, stood deaf and unseeing, suffering the pangs of keen regret for the opportunity that he had wasted because he had been so gullible as to place credence in a single statement of the first lieutenant of his arch-enemy.
Trent, with his suddenly pallid face and unseeing eyes, seemed a little out of place in such a scene of pleasure.
She clung to him, unable to release herself, and he sat, half supporting her in his arms, as he gazed with unseeing eyes at the blur of the great city across the bay.
She called her cold, unseeing, unscrupulous, but the only sign she gave outwardly was a curious one--she reached out her hand and grasped the volume of history.
Once a man fell down, and as he reached for his rifle a comrade, unseeing, trod upon his hand.
Archer walked away a few steps, staring with radiant unseeing eyes at the passersby, who, in their turn, paused to stare at the unwonted sight of a fashionably- dressed lady writing a note on her knee on a bench in the Common.