in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as.


the act of a person who sees.
the sense of sight.

Origin of seeing

First recorded in 1495–1505; see1 + -ing2
Related formsun·see·ing, adjectiveun·see·ing·ly, adverbun·see·ing·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unseeingly

Historical Examples of unseeingly

  • Flamby tapped her foot upon the carpet and stared down at it unseeingly.

  • He left the window he'd been staring from unseeingly and walked to the foyer control-panel.

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  • He lifted his tumbler, stared at it, then unseeingly out across the room, and his lip twitched in a half smile.

  • His father sat down, keeping his swollen eyes on the motoring-cap which, unseeingly, he turned and turned in his hands.

  • She was sitting up in bed, her bright, hot eyes staring at them unseeingly.

British Dictionary definitions for unseeingly



the sense or faculty of sight; vision
astronomy the quality of the observing conditions (especially the turbulence of the atmosphere) during an astronomical observation


(subordinating often foll by that) in light of the fact (that); inasmuch as; since


The use of seeing as how as in seeing as (how) the bus is always late, I don't need to hurry is generally thought to be incorrect or non-standard
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Word Origin and History for unseeingly



c.1300, present participle adjective from see (v.). Seeing Eye dog first attested 1929, American English, trademarked by Seeing Eye Inc. of New Jersey.

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