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  1. in a blind manner: We felt our way blindly through the black tunnel.
  2. without understanding, reservation, or objection; unthinkingly: They followed their leaders blindly.
  3. without continuation: The passage ended blindly 50 feet away.
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Origin of blindly

before 900; Middle English; Old English blindlīce; see blind, -ly
Related formso·ver·blind·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for blindly

frantically, madly, wildly, instinctively, indiscriminately, aimlessly, recklessly, passionately, impulsively, confusedly, pell-mell, obtusely, unreasonably, heedlessly, regardlessly, senselessly, tumultuously, willfully

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Contemporary Examples of blindly

Historical Examples of blindly

  • It is my duty, father, blindly to follow all you determine upon for me.

  • In your choice of a son-in-law you should not blindly follow the anger which masters you.

  • Only one thing could surpass him: the scythe of death which blindly mows the world.

  • They replied hotly but blindly, and in a moment the room was void of assailants.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Lit with a gleam of the sun the window stared up at them blindly.


    William D. Howells

Word Origin and History for blindly


Old English blindlice; see blind (adj.) + -ly (2).

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