Definition of unsighted in English:



  • 1Lacking the power of sight.

    ‘blind or unsighted people’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Three patients, aged from 58 to 68 years, were unsighted in one eye.’
    • ‘I actually enjoyed watching the film with this feature on, and can imagine what a boon it would be to an unsighted person.’
    • ‘He wasn't much interested in dating - a sighted or unsighted woman - as he'd recently ended a 2 year relationship with someone.’
    • ‘This area of research into what is known as "assistive technology" in the UK is becoming increasingly important, especially for people who are unsighted.’
    visually impaired, unsighted, 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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Traffic emerging from Bradford should then give way, which all except left - hand drive vehicles can do readily without being unsighted.’
      • ‘Their lad spun off the wall and the ball was driven through the gap leaving our keeper unsighted.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In the ‘keeper's defence, he may have been unsighted as the ball went through a United defender's legs.’
      • ‘Australian referee, Stuart Dickinson, was unsighted, however, and awarded France another penalty.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Ten minutes into the second half Emer Tansey shot through a crowd of players past the unsighted Kilmore keeper, to make it 3-0.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Carlisle levelled the scores 10 minutes later when the ball was pushed through a crowded circle past the partially unsighted goalie.’
      • ‘The ‘keeper was slightly unsighted as it passed through the bodies crowding the area and the ball found its way into the far corner.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Liverpool failed to clear the ball and Carsley slotted it home past an unsighted Kirkland.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘An unsighted Chris Tuffy just could not get his body behind the ball and the visitors went 2-1 up rather fortuitously.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Gareth Gorman took the awarded free-kick, guiding the ball around the wall and into the bottom-left corner, past the unsighted David Moran.’
      • ‘Bolton then looked to have scored as they attacked the blind side from a scrum, the referee was however unsighted.’
  • 2Not seen.

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