Definition of blurred in English:

blurred

adjective

  • 1Unable to see or be seen clearly.

    ‘blurred vision’
    ‘the camera caught only two blurred images’
    • ‘The image obtained on SiS315 looks even more blurred especially on the polygon edges.’
    • ‘At wits, I stopped to look at the stars, slightly blurred by a haze, but bright and glowing.’
    • ‘Other symptoms that may occur are wounds and cuts that won't heal, recurring infections and blurred vision.’
    • ‘To give you a subject with sharp focus in the foreground and a gently blurred background, you need to select an aperture around f2.8 to f4.’
    • ‘The slower the shutter speed, the more blurred the background.’
    • ‘Symptoms included nausea, vertigo, headaches and blurred vision.’
    • ‘After weeks and weeks of blurred vision and of holding books and paper at arm's length, the whole world, near and far, leapt into sharp focus once more.’
    • ‘The face is in focus and the edges are all blurred!’
    • ‘He has jettisoned hyperrealism in favor of a distinctly blurred image.’
    • ‘Vigilance is needed for any features of possible optic neuropathy, such as blurred vision, impaired colour perception, and reduced visual acuity’
    • ‘Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system affecting nerve fibres that can cause upset balance, blurred vision and fatigue.’
    • ‘We certainly wouldn't be trying to emulate people with blurred vision.’
    • ‘An eye surgeon has been accused of serious professional misconduct after a client who had laser surgery to correct short-sightedness says he was left with blurred vision.’
    • ‘Images are frequently blurred to the point of abstraction.’
    • ‘The darkness was unworldly, he thought; objects blurred into each other, colors shifted to become unnatural.’
    • ‘Ask as well about more subtle signs like difficulty with memory, clumsiness, blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness.’
    • ‘Blurred vision and rainbow lights may result from corneal edema.’
    • ‘I've been suffering from some blurred vision since Argentina, but it's improving everyday.’
    • ‘It's a chilling study of the abuse of power and denial of human dignity; the piece ends with blurred images of women's faces dangling from the ceiling.’
    • ‘When an opium addict stops smoking opium, his vision becomes blurred and he cannot keep proper balance.’
    1. 1.1Not clear or distinct; hazy.
      ‘the blurred distinctions between childhood and adulthood’
      • ‘Polishing the clouds, the blue of my eyes shines through the blurred glass.’
      • ‘She looked out over the blurred hedgerows to the long, sloping meadow.’
      • ‘The actual midden matrix itself was a stratigraphical disappointment with its depositional history blurred beyond recovery.’
      • ‘It was tough to get through the blurred definitions as he was using the design press jargon.’
      • ‘Many live in a colorful world of fantasy and the lines between truth and fiction are often blurred.’
      • ‘I had lost all consciousness of bodily sensations and thoughts, and awareness, which was initially clear and present at the start of the practice, now became indistinct and blurred.’
      • ‘The past has been blurred, welcome to the future.’
      • ‘The dividing line between bad fortune and folly is sometimes blurred.’
      • ‘In such an atmosphere, it is inevitable that dissent will be equated with disloyalty and that the line between the two will be blurred.’
      • ‘The lines dividing the first form of self-assertion from the second aren't merely being blurred; they're getting paved over.’
      • ‘In the brave new world of convergence, the distinctions are becoming blurred.’
      • ‘In this study, it became apparent that the boundaries between home, community, and work blurred considerably for rural women.’
      • ‘In practice, however, the line between the two is blurred.’
      • ‘The two processes are indeed blurred in some interpretations of Jewish humor.’
      • ‘The boundary between the two degrees of disability obviously is blurred, and reasonable people will often disagree about a particular case.’
      • ‘It is clear that in these two countries the distinction between the US's civilian and military activities has been completely, and deliberately, blurred.’
      • ‘In this industry, the lines are often blurred between what is part of the game and what should be allowed as entertainment.’
      • ‘Business will always have vested interests and the line between communication and propaganda can be too easily blurred.’
      • ‘To your average layman the difference between freestyle and extreme is nothing if not blurred.’
      • ‘Indeed, in certain respects the author has been let down by the publisher - the conclusion contains sections with blurred printing and poorly cut pages.’

Pronunciation:

blurred

/bləːd/