[ kuhl-er-blahynd ]


  1. Ophthalmology. pertaining to or affected with color blindness.
  2. Photography. (of an emulsion) sensitive only to blue, violet, and ultraviolet rays.
  3. showing or characterized by freedom from racial bias; not influenced by skin color.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of color-blind1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Example Sentences

As left-wing biographer Rick Perlstein grants, Goldwater was a man of color-blind temperament, conviction, and personal action.

Really looking at the humanity of people, not in a color blind fashion, but in an inclusive fashion.

There is much to be proud of yet much more work to do for America to become truly color-blind.

This is not the color-blind America Dr. King and true leaders of the civil-rights era fought for.

Richard Wright and James Baldwin had made France out to be a color-blind paradise.

It is supposed that in color blind persons one of the sets of nerve endings sensitive to one of these three colors is lacking.

The ordinary physical plane person is simply "color blind" to the astral colors—that's all.

Aside from her rheumatism the good lady had one other physical weakness; she was color-blind.

They had no more notion of its true nature than a color-blind man, who has not discerned his defect, has of the nature of color.

In thus mingling the gray with the blue he was neither color-blind nor purblind.


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