blinding

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

blinding

  1. Present participle of blind.

Adjective[edit]

blinding (comparative more blinding, superlative most blinding)

  1. Very bright (as if to cause blindness).
  2. Making blind or as if blind; depriving of sight or of understanding.
    blinding tears; blinding snow
  3. (UK, slang) brilliant; marvellous
    How's it going?
    Blinding, mate.

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Adverb[edit]

blinding (comparative more blinding, superlative most blinding)

  1. (neologism) To an extreme degree; blindingly.
    • 1983, Régis Debray, Critique of Political Reason, page 6:
      certain 'details' of 'scientifically realized socialism' became blinding obvious
    • 1997, Steven Barnes, Blood Brothers, page 190:
      He made the basket on his second attempt, after an exchange of moves so blinding fast that Derek could barely distinguish them.
    • 2003, Sally Prue, The Devil's Toenail, page 139:
      I was in a nightmare, and everything was blinding bright, inky black, blinding bright; and fading, and fading
    • 2005 Feb 8, “The greatest show on earth”, Guardian Unlimited:
      It's the blinding obvious fact that American football is the real-life equivalent of Quidditch. Or maybe Fireball - the game invented by Joey and Chandler
    • 2006 Nov 28, “Converged networks lack adequate business tools”, Inquirer:
      WHILST IT'S blinding obvious that converged networks are the way to go, it's also apparent that C21 [21st Century] networks won't get rapidly rolled out
    • 2007 May 24, “US Note Yields Near 4-Month High Before Durable Goods Report”, Bloomberg:
      Roger Yates, chief executive officer of Henderson Group Plc in London, which oversees about $125 billion said Greenspan's remarks were "blinding obvious".

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Noun[edit]

blinding (plural blindings)

  1. The act of causing blindness.
  2. A thin coat of sand or gravel used to fill holes in a new road surface.
  3. A thin sprinkling of sand or chippings laid on a newly tarred surface.

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