AskDefine | Define blear

Dictionary Definition

blear adj : tired to the point of exhaustion [syn: bleary, bleary-eyed, blear-eyed] v : make dim or indistinct; "The drug blurs my vision" [syn: blur] [ant: focus]

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Of uncertain origin.




  1. Of eyes or vision: dim, unclear from water or rheum.
    • 1981: The Devil, now disguised as a half-wit peasant to Lars-Goren's left, stood grinning, his blear eyes glittering. — John Gardner, Freddy's Book (Abacus 1982, p. 74)

See also


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


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