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]
EtymologyOf uncertain origin.
- 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)