Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 442 (Blindness)

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#442. Blindness. - N. blindness, cecity[obs], excecation|, amaurosis[obs], cataract, ablepsy|, ablepsia[obs], prestriction|; dim- sightedness &c. 443; Braille, Braille-type; guttaserena (" drop serene "), noctograph[obs], teichopsia[obs].

V. be blind &c. adj.; not see; lose sight of; have the eyes bandaged; grope in the dark.

not look; close the eyes, shut the eyes-, turn away the eyes, avert the eyes; look another way; wink &c. (limited vision) 443; shut the eyes to, be blind to, wink at, blink at.

render blind &c. adj.; blind, blindfold; hoodwink, dazzle, put one's eyes out; throw dust into one's eyes, pull the wool over one's eyes; jeter de la poudre aux yeux[Fr]; screen from sight &c. (hide) 528.

Adj. blind; eyeless, sightless, visionless; dark; stone-blind, sand- blind, stark-blind; undiscerning[obs]; dimsighted &c. 443.

blind as a bat, blind as a buzzard, blind as a beetle, blind as a mole, blind as an owl; wall-eyed.

blinded &c. v.

Adv. blindly, blindfold, blindfolded; darkly.

Phr. " O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon" [Milton].