Definition of mind-blindness in English:

mind-blindness

noun

  • 1Generally. An inability or refusal to acknowledge or accept evidence; lack of understanding. rare.

  • 2Medicine. The inability to recognize objects by sight, caused by lesions of certain parts of the cerebral cortex; visual agnosia. Also called psychic blindness. Now historical.

  • 3Psychology. An inability to recognize, understand, or interpret mental states (thoughts, beliefs, intentions, etc.) in oneself or others, attributed to persons with autism and related disorders.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Rutherford (c1600–1661), Church of Scotland minister and political theorist. From mind + blindness.

Pronunciation

mind-blindness

/ˈmʌɪndˌblʌɪn(d)nɪs/