Synonyms of blind in English:

blind


See definition of blind

adjective

1‘he has been blind since birth’

SYNONYMS

visually impaired, unsighted, sightless, visionless, unseeing, stone blind, eyeless

partially sighted, half blind, purblind

informal as blind as a bat

ANTONYMS

sighted

2‘she was ignorant, but not stupid or blind’

SYNONYMS

imperceptive, unperceptive, slow, obtuse, stupid, uncomprehending, unimaginative, insensitive, thick-skinned, bovine, stolid, unintelligent

informal dense, dim, dim-witted, thick, slow on the uptake, dumb, dopey, not with it

British informal dozy

Northern English Scottish informal glaikit

North American informal dumb-ass, chowderheaded

South African informal dof

ANTONYMS

perceptive

3‘you should be blind to failure at your age’

SYNONYMS

unmindful of, mindless of, careless of, heedless of, oblivious to, insensible to, unconcerned about, unconcerned by, inattentive to, indifferent to

rare insensitive of, negligent of

ANTONYMS

mindful

4‘a blind acceptance of conventional opinions’

SYNONYMS

uncritical, unreasoned, unthinking, unconsidered, mindless, injudicious, undiscerning, indiscriminate

airy, insouciant

credulous, naive

ANTONYMS

discerning

5‘in a blind rage’

SYNONYMS

impetuous, impulsive, rash, hasty, reckless, uncontrolled, uncontrollable, uninhibited, unrestrained, immoderate, intemperate, wild, unruly, irrational, frantic, violent, furious, unbridled, uncurbed, unchecked, unrepressed

ANTONYMS

calm

6‘a blind alley’

SYNONYMS

without exit, exitless, blocked, closed, barred, impassable

dead end, no through road, cul-de-sac

ANTONYMS

through


verb

1‘he was blinded in a car crash’

SYNONYMS

make blind, deprive of sight, deprive of vision, render unsighted, render sightless, put someone's eyes out, gouge someone's eyes out

2‘the salt water blinded him temporarily’

SYNONYMS

stop someone seeing, obscure someone's vision, block someone's vision, get in someone's line of vision

3‘Perdita was blinded by sunshine’

SYNONYMS

dazzle

4‘scaffolding blinded the windows’

SYNONYMS

obscure, cover, blot out, blanket, mask, shroud, hide, conceal, block, darken, eclipse, obstruct

ANTONYMS

reveal

5‘he was blinded by his faith’

SYNONYMS

deprive of understanding, deprive of perception, deprive of judgement, deprive of reason, deprive of sense

6‘they try to blind you with science’

SYNONYMS

overawe, awe, intimidate, daunt, deter, cow, abash

disquiet, make anxious, make uneasy, perturb, discomfit, disconcert

confuse, nonplus, bewilder, confound, perplex, overwhelm

unsettle, discompose, unnerve, discourage, subdue, dismay, frighten, alarm, scare, terrify, terrorize, browbeat, bully, trouble, bother, agitate, fluster, ruffle, jolt, shake, shake up, throw, put off, take aback, unbalance, destabilize, throw off balance, put off one's stroke, pull the rug from under, pull the rug out from under

informal rattle, faze, psych out


noun

1‘a window blind’

SYNONYMS

screen, shade, louvre, awning, canopy, sunshade, curtain, shutter, cover, covering, protection

Venetian blind, Austrian blind, roller blind

jalousie, persienne

2‘he'd claim that some crook had sent the card as a blind’

SYNONYMS

deception, camouflage, screen, smokescreen, front, facade, cover, disguise, cloak, pretext, masquerade, mask, feint

trick, stratagem, ploy, ruse, scheme, device, move, manoeuvre, contrivance, machination, expedient, artifice, wile, dodge


Phrases

    turn a blind eye to

      ‘it seems like they all turned a blind eye to the fact that they were creating something truly terrible’

      SYNONYMS

      overlook, disregard, neglect, ignore, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, pass over, omit, skip, skip over, gloss over, leave out, leave undone, forget