blear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin; perhaps related to blur.

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blear (comparative more blear, superlative most blear)

  1. (of eyes or vision) dim, unclear from water or rheum.
    • Charles Dickens
      His blear eyes ran in gutters to his chin.
    • 1981, John Gardner, Freddy's Book, Abacus 1982, p. 74:
      The Devil, now disguised as a half-wit peasant to Lars-Goren's left, stood grinning, his blear eyes glittering.
  2. Causing or caused by dimness of sight.
    • Milton
      Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion.

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Verb[edit]

blear (third-person singular simple present blears, present participle blearing, simple past and past participle bleared)

  1. To make blurred or dim, especially the eyes.

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) bler
  • (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) bia
  • (Puter) bger

Etymology[edit]

From Latin valde.

Adjective[edit]

blear m (feminine bleara, masculine plural blears, feminine plural blearas)

  1. (Sutsilvan) much, a lot of