Definition: Blindness

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From Middle English blyndnes, blyndnesse, from Old English blindnes (blindness), equivalent to blind + -ness.


blindness (usually uncountable, plural blindnesses)

  1. The condition of being blind; unable to see.
  2. (figuratively) Want of intellectual or moral discernment; mental darkness; ignorance, heedlessness.

Derived terms

  • color-blindness
  • deaf-blindness
  • face blindness
  • legal blindness
  • night blindness
  • snow blindness


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