View synonyms for blindly


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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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Other Words From

  • over·blindly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of blindly1

before 900; Middle English; Old English blindlīce; blind, -ly

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Example Sentences

An EV charger isn’t a dumb electric plug, blindly pushing electrons down the wire.

No one is blindly buying a piece of cloth online unless there are at least several positive reviews stating the item is worth its money.

Maybe, if they are lucky, they will have time for one adjustment to combat stagnancy, but they often must make those commitments blindly, without assurance the alterations will enable them to keep their superstar.

This is not to argue in favor of blindly betting a past champion, but you probably want to center your focus on golfers who have had success at Augusta National.

Rather than typing blindly, the visual notetaker has to think about what is important to write down.

And if a police officer is clearly at fault, police chiefs should not blindly defend that person.

I love how blindly optimistic she manages to be, without turning into a caricature.

But then Miley Cyrus twerks or a star on Duck Dynastysays something outrageous and the media moves on and we blindly follow.

Bergdahl was not the first American soldier in modern history to walk away blindly.

I left the river-side, plunged blindly across to the Champs Elysées and turned toward the Arc.

It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.

He went blindly down the street, turned at the corner and sought a quiet place, a livery barn.

For Heaven's sake, my dear, good sir, do not rush blindly upon destruction.

Regarded her blindly for a moment, and then, dropped limply back from where he had risen, dead.

But in spite of this the neglect rankled, and from that day he was no longer the blindly devoted follower of Napoleon.





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