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  1. of or relating to any defect in the normal ability to distinguish certain coloursSee deuteranopia, protanopia, tritanopia
  2. not discriminating on grounds of skin colour or ethnic origin
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Derived Formscolour blindness, noun
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Examples from the Web for colour-blind

Historical Examples of colour-blind

  • There are people who are colour-blind, people who are tone-deaf.

    The World I Live In

    Helen Keller

  • We hold and rightly, that British justice, if not blind, should at least be colour-blind.

    The Great Boer War

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • His eyesight was very peculiar; perhaps he was colour-blind.

  • Even to the colour-blind one word differeth from another in glory.

  • It is hard to convince the colour-blind of their own infirmity.