blindness


blindness
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of sight
Nouns
1. blindness, sightlessness, anopsia, cecity; total or legal blindness, binocular deprivation; blind spot; amaurosis; cataract; dimsightedness (See vision); benightedness; night or day blindness, snow blindness, etc.; color blindness, achromatopsia, dichromatism; darkness; blinding, blindfolding.
2. (tools for the blind) Braille, Moon's type, New York point, American Braille; Seeing Eye or guide dog, [white] cane; talking book.
3. the blind; blind man; mole, bat.
Verbs
1. be blind, not see; lose sight; grope in the dark, feel one's way; wear blinkers; shut one's eyes to, be blind to.
2. (make blind) blind, darken, benight, put or gouge one's eyes out; blindfold, hoodwink, throw dust into one's eyes, dazzle; screen, hide (See concealment).
Adjectives
1. blind, eyeless, sightless, unseeing; dark, stone-blind; visually impaired, challenged, or handicapped; undiscerning, unperceiving; blind as a bat, a mole, or an owl, amaurotic, dimsighted, colorblind, snowblind; blindfolded.
2. blinding, dazzling.
Adverbs — blindly, sightlessly, gropingly; blindfold; darkly.
Phrases — When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch; there's none so blind as those who will not see.
Antonyms, See vision.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Loss of vision]
Syn. sightlessness, stone blindness, purblindness, visual impairment, nearsightedness, myopia, astigmatism, night blindness, day blindness, snow blindness, moon blindness, color blindness, fairsightedness, presbyopia, amblyopia, tunnel vision, darkness.
Ant. sight*, vision*, seeing.
2. [Insensitivity]
Syn. obtuseness, unawareness, apathy, inattention; see carelessness , ignorance 1 , 2 , indifference 1 , stupidity 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
sightlessness, impaired vision, glaucoma, color blindness, astigmatism, cataracts, myopia, tunnel vision, typhlosis. see eye
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The condition of not being able to see: sightlessness. See SEE.

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