- blear•y[[t]ˈblɪər i[/t]] adj. blear•i•er, blear•i•est1) (of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness2) indistinct; unclear:a bleary view of the horizon[/ex]3) fatigued; worn-out•Etymology: 1350–1400 blear′i•ly, adv. blear′i•ness, n.
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bleary — ► ADJECTIVE (blearier, bleariest) ▪ (of the eyes) dull and unfocused from sleep or tiredness. DERIVATIVES blearily adverb. ORIGIN probably related to High German blerre blurred vision and Low German blarroged bleary eyed … English terms dictionary
Bleary — Blear y, a. Somewhat blear. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bleary — bli(ə)r ē adj of the eyes or vision dull or dimmed esp. from fatigue or sleep … Medical dictionary
bleary — late 14c., from BLEAR (Cf. blear) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Blearily; bleariness … Etymology dictionary
bleary — [blir′ē] adj. blearier, bleariest 1. dim or blurred, as the eyes are from lack of rest or when one first awakens 2. having blurred vision blearily adv. bleariness n … English World dictionary
Bleary — Infobox UK place official name= Bleary irish name= Bla Righ scots name= local name= static static image caption= map type= Northern Ireland latitude= 54.42302492240899 longitude= 6.344947814941406 belfast distance= 24 miles population= 600… … Wikipedia
bleary — UK [ˈblɪərɪ] / US [ˈblɪrɪ] adjective Word forms bleary : adjective bleary comparative blearier superlative bleariest not able to see clearly, for example because you are tired or have drunk too much alcohol Donna opened a bleary eye. bleary eyed … English dictionary
bleary — [[t]blɪ͟əri[/t]] ADJ If your eyes are bleary, they look dull or tired, as if you have not had enough sleep or have drunk too much alcohol. I arrived bleary eyed and rumpled... Mona smiled at her through bleary eyes … English dictionary
bleary — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of the eyes or vision dull or dimmed especially from fatigue or sleep 2. poorly outlined or defined ; dim < a bleary view > 3. very tired < bleary travelers > • blearily … New Collegiate Dictionary
bleary — blear|y [ˈblıəri US ˈblıri] adj also .bleary eyed [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: blear to make (the eyes) unable to see clearly (13 19 centuries)] unable to see very clearly, because you are tired or have been crying ▪ Steve emerged from his room,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
bleary — blear|y [ blıri ] adjective not able to see clearly, for example because you are tired or have drunk too much alcohol: bleary eyed: I woke up bleary eyed with a headache. ╾ blear|i|ly adverb … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English