bleary

[ bleer-ee ]
/ ˈblɪər i /

adjective, blear·i·er, blear·i·est.

(of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness.
indistinct; unclear: The day begins with a bleary view of one's world.
fatigued; worn-out.

Nearby words

  1. bleak house,
  2. bleakly,
  3. bleakness,
  4. blear,
  5. blearedness,
  6. bleary-eyed,
  7. bleasdale,
  8. bleat,
  9. bleaunt,
  10. bleb

Origin of bleary

1350–1400; Middle English blery. See blear (adj.), -y1

Related formsblear·i·ly, adverbblear·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bleary

bleary

/ (ˈblɪərɪ) /

adjective blearier or bleariest

(of eyes or vision) dimmed or blurred, as by tears or tiredness
indistinct or unclear
exhausted; tired
Derived Formsblearily, adverbbleariness, noun

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Word Origin and History for bleary

bleary

adj.

late 14c., from blear + -y (2). Related: Blearily; bleariness.

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