Definition of unsighted in English:



  • 1Lacking the power of sight.

    ‘blind or unsighted people’
    • ‘This area of research into what is known as "assistive technology" in the UK is becoming increasingly important, especially for people who are unsighted.’
    • ‘I actually enjoyed watching the film with this feature on, and can imagine what a boon it would be to an unsighted person.’
    • ‘Three patients, aged from 58 to 68 years, were unsighted in one eye.’
    • ‘He wasn't much interested in dating - a sighted or unsighted woman - as he'd recently ended a 2 year relationship with someone.’
    • ‘Mike Newman, 41, smashed the world land speed record for a car driven solo by an unsighted man, taking the title back from a sighted man with experience as a racing driver who set the record by wearing a blindfold.’
    visually impaired, sightless, visionless, unseeing, stone blind, eyeless
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    1. 1.1 (especially in sport) prevented from having a clear view of something.
      ‘the umpires had been unsighted and had not seen the ball’
      • ‘Their hard working pack, typified by the endeavour of skipper Matt Atkinson who was playing out of position in the second row, had again been denied a score on the left because the referee was unsighted.’
      • ‘The ‘keeper was slightly unsighted as it passed through the bodies crowding the area and the ball found its way into the far corner.’
      • ‘His effort only succeeded in deflecting the ball past the defender and subsequently into the corner of the net past the unsighted Stephen Kelly in the De La Salle goal.’
      • ‘Fielding scored a perfectly good try in the bottom left corner from a miss-move, set up by Viallie, but going down the short side the referee was unsighted and gave the pass forward.’
      • ‘Gareth Gorman took the awarded free-kick, guiding the ball around the wall and into the bottom-left corner, past the unsighted David Moran.’
      • ‘They were unlucky not to take lead after 10 minutes when Gavin Peavoy touched down but the referee being unsighted disallowed what appeared to be a good score.’
      • ‘Bolton then looked to have scored as they attacked the blind side from a scrum, the referee was however unsighted.’
      • ‘However, the referee was unsighted and disallowed the score but the indefatigable Ainslie peeled off a maul two minutes later to touch down next to the posts for Mitchell to convert.’
      • ‘Traffic emerging from Bradford should then give way, which all except left - hand drive vehicles can do readily without being unsighted.’
      • ‘Ten minutes into the second half Emer Tansey shot through a crowd of players past the unsighted Kilmore keeper, to make it 3-0.’
      • ‘Australian referee, Stuart Dickinson, was unsighted, however, and awarded France another penalty.’
      • ‘Their lad spun off the wall and the ball was driven through the gap leaving our keeper unsighted.’
      • ‘Initially, referee Fintan Barrett, who may have been unsighted, issued yellow cards all round but as Casey had already picked up one of these, his dismissal resulted.’
      • ‘Right from the outset, Kendal looked to have luck running with them when Longton had what appeared to be a perfectly good try disallowed in the ninth minute because the referee said he was unsighted.’
      • ‘Carlisle levelled the scores 10 minutes later when the ball was pushed through a crowded circle past the partially unsighted goalie.’
      • ‘Scott Walker's headed clearance found Hartley 20 yards out, and the former Hibs player atoned for his earlier penalty miss by sending a low volley past the unsighted Roy.’
      • ‘In the ‘keeper's defence, he may have been unsighted as the ball went through a United defender's legs.’
      • ‘Liverpool failed to clear the ball and Carsley slotted it home past an unsighted Kirkland.’
      • ‘I can't blame the referee for that because he was unsighted but the assistant official was right by the side of it and obviously didn't see it.’
      • ‘An unsighted Chris Tuffy just could not get his body behind the ball and the visitors went 2-1 up rather fortuitously.’
  • 2Not seen.

    ‘a distant unsighted object’
    • ‘She said two of the remaining three, unsighted threatened species had not been spotted since 1965 while the other had gone undetected since 1891.’
    • ‘Any enemy ship was unable to pass unsighted between any two of the German ships.’
    • ‘Brushtail possums, previously unsighted, were recorded in significant numbers.’
    • ‘In the growing dark they were unsighted until close up.’
    • ‘Anyway, around four o'clock a new, previously unsighted older, white-haired woman came out of the kitchen.’