Blurry vs Blind - What's the difference?

blurry | blind |

As adjectives the difference between blurry and blind

is that blurry is (of an image) not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges while blind is (not comparable|of a person or animal) unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.

As a noun blind is

a covering for a window to keep out light the may be made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass.

As a verb blind is

to make temporarily or permanently blind.

As an adverb blind is

without seeing; unseeingly.




  • (of an image) Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges.
  • If I take off my glasses, everything close up looks blurry .
  • (figuratively) not clear, not with well-defined boundaries.
  • It would seem that the line between flirting and sexual harrassment has become quite blurry.

    Derived terms

    * blurriness



    Alternative forms

    * (archaic) blinde


  • (not comparable, of a person or animal) Unable to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He that is strucken blind cannot forget / The precious treasure of his eyesight lost.
  • * 1883 , ,
  • He was plainly blind , for he tapped before him with a stick, and wore a great green shade over his eyes and nose...
  • (not comparable, of an eye) Unable to be used to see, due to physiological or neurological factors.
  • (comparable) Failing to see, acknowledge, perceive.
  • The lovers were blind to each other's faults.
    Authors are blind to their own defects.
  • (not comparable) Of a place, having little or no visibility.
  • a blind''' path; a '''blind''' ditch; a '''blind corner
  • * Milton
  • the blind mazes of this tangled wood
  • (not comparable) Closed at one end; having a dead end; as, a blind hole, a blind alley.
  • (not comparable) Having no openings for light or passage.
  • a blind''' wall, open only at one end; a '''blind''' alley; a '''blind gut
  • smallest or slightest in phrases such as
  • I shouted, but he didn't take a blind bit of notice.
    ''We pulled and pulled, but it didn't make a blind bit of difference.
  • (not comparable) without any prior knowledge.
  • He took a blind guess at which fork in the road would take him to the airport.
  • (not comparable) unconditional; without regard to evidence, logic, reality, accidental mistakes, extenuating circumstances, etc.
  • blind deference
    blind punishment
  • * Jay
  • This plan is recommended neither to blind' approbation nor to ' blind reprobation.
  • Unintelligible or illegible.
  • a blind''' passage in a book; '''blind writing
  • (horticulture) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit.
  • blind''' buds; '''blind flowers

    Derived terms

    * blind alley * blind as a bat * blind curve * blind date * blind drunk (See also ) * blind gut * blind map * blind pig * blind pool * blind spot * blind stamp * the blind leading the blind * blind tiger * blinders * blindfish * blindfold * blindman's buff * blinds * blindworm * double-blind * * love is blind * moon-blind * night-blind * purblind * rob somebody blind * snow-blind * stereoblind * word-blind

    See also

    * invisible (unable to be seen ) * anosmic * deaf * print disabled


    (en noun)
  • A covering for a window to keep out light. The may be made of cloth or of narrow slats that can block light or allow it to pass.
  • * '>citation
  • A mounted on a public transport vehicle displaying the route destination, number, name and/or via points, etc.
  • Any device intended to conceal or hide.
  • a duck blind
  • Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
  • (military) A blindage.
  • A halting place.
  • (Dryden)
  • No score.
  • (poker) A forced bet.
  • (poker) A player who is or was forced to make a bet.
  • Synonyms

    * (destination sign) rollsign (mainly US)

    Derived terms

    * big blind * blinders * small blind * Venetian blind * blind map

    See also

    * curtain * jalousie


    (en verb)
  • To make temporarily or permanently blind.
  • The light was so bright that for a moment he was blinded .
    Don't wave that pencil in my face - do you want to blind me?
  • * South
  • A blind guide is certainly a great mischief; but a guide that blinds those whom he should lead is a much greater.
  • (slang, obsolete) To curse.
  • * 1890 , Rudyard Kipling,
  • If you're cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,
    Don't grouse like a woman, nor crack on, nor blind ;
    Be handy and civil, and then you will find
    That it's beer for the young British soldier.
  • To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal.
  • * Dryden
  • Such darkness blinds the sky.
  • * Stillingfleet
  • The state of the controversy between us he endeavored, with all his art, to blind and confound.
  • To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
  • Derived terms

    * blind with science * blinder * blinding * blindness


    (en adverb)
  • Without seeing; unseeingly.
  • (poker, three card brag) Without looking at the cards dealt.