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of or relating to any defect in the normal ability to distinguish certain colours See deuteranopia, protanopia, tritanopia
not discriminating on grounds of skin colour or ethnic origin
Derived Forms
colour blindness, noun
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  • There are people who are colour-blind, people who are tone-deaf.

    The World I Live In

    Helen Keller
  • We hold and rightly, that British justice, if not blind, should at least be colour-blind.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • His eyesight was very peculiar; perhaps he was colour-blind.

  • Even to the colour-blind one word differeth from another in glory.

  • It is hard to convince the colour-blind of their own infirmity.

  • Even the Yahoos were made to comprehend—when not colour-blind.

    Voyage of the Liberdade Captain Joshua Slocum
  • Still, this gives no information to the blind nor to the colour-blind.

    Logic Carveth Read
  • I still knew little of women, but I would have been, say, colour-blind had I not noticed that something had happened.

    My Austrian Love

    Maxime Provost
  • Would not a man without sense of the Beautiful be "colour-blind" to many among the harmonies of Nature?

  • Certain authorities on art are said to regard the great Montalbanais as a victim of daltonism—in other words, colour-blind!

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards

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