bleary-eyed

or blear-eyed

[ bleer-ee-ahyd or bleer-ahyd ]
/ ˈblɪər iˌaɪd or ˈblɪərˌaɪd /
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adjective

having bleary eyes.
dull of perception; shortsighted.

Nearby words

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

Origin of bleary-eyed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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British Dictionary definitions for bleary-eyed

bleary-eyed

blear-eyed

adjective

with eyes blurred, as with old age or after waking
physically or mentally unperceptive
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