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Synonyms of 'blind'

(adjective) 
Definition
unable to see
How would you describe colour to a blind person?
Synonyms
sightless
,
unsighted
,
unseeing
,
visually impaired
,
eyeless
,
visionless
,
stone-blind (archaic)
Opposites
seeing
,
sighted
(adjective) 
Definition
unable or unwilling to understand
All the time I was blind to your suffering.
Synonyms
unaware of
,
unconscious of
,
deaf to
,
ignorant of
,
indifferent to
,
insensitive to
,
oblivious of
,
unconcerned about
,
inconsiderate of
,
neglectful of
,
heedless of
,
insensible of
,
unmindful of
,
disregardful of
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
not determined by reason
her blind faith in the wisdom of the church
Synonyms
unquestioning
, ,
wholesale
the wholesale destruction of life on this planet
, ,
indiscriminate
the indiscriminate killing of refugees
,
uncritical
uncritical supporters of the president
,
unreasoning
,
undiscriminating
(adjective) 
Definition
hidden from sight
a blind corner
Synonyms
hidden
The den was hidden in the undergrowth.
,
concealed
He was filmed with a concealed camera.
,
obscured
,
dim
His torch picked out the dim figures.
,
unseen
playing computer games against unseen opponents
,
tucked away
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
closed at one end
a dusty hotel room overlooking a blind alley
Synonyms
dead-end
, , ,
obstructed
,
leading nowhere
,
without exit
(adjective) 
I went into a blind panic.
Synonyms
unthinking
Bruce was no unthinking vandal.
,
wild
The angry crowd became quite wild and agitated.
,
violent
his violent, almost pathological jealousy
,
rash
Don't do anything rash until the feelings subside.
,
reckless
He is charged with causing death by reckless driving.
,
irrational
They behaved in such a bizarre and irrational manner.
,
hasty
Let's not be hasty.
,
senseless
acts of senseless violence
,
mindless
It was a mindless accident.
,
uncontrollable
The situation could become uncontrollable.
,
uncontrolled
His uncontrolled behaviour disturbed the whole class.
, ,
impetuous
He tended to act in a heated and impetuous way.
,
intemperate
the unwisely intemperate language of the party leader
,
unconstrained
(verb) 
Definition
to deprive of sight permanently or temporarily
The sun hit the windscreen, momentarily blinding him.
Synonyms
stop someone seeing
,
block someone's vision
,
obscure someone's vision
(verb) 
Definition
to deprive of sight permanently or temporarily
The blast of pellets blinded her in one eye.
Synonyms
make blind
,
deprive of sight
,
deprive of vision
,
render sightless
(verb) 
Definition
to overwhelm by showing detailed knowledge
They would try to blind us with science.
Synonyms
,
confuse
Politics just confuses me.
, ,
baffle
An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
,
bewilder
The silence from Alexei had hurt and bewildered her.
,
perplex
problems that perplexed me
,
mystify
There was something strange in her attitude that mystified me.
,
faze
,
flummox
This system has the potential to flummox most car thieves.
,
nonplus
(noun) 
Definition
a shade for a window
Hang the blind straight.
Synonyms
shutter
She opened the shutters and gazed out over roofs.
,
cover
Put a polythene cover over it to protect it from dust.
,
screen
They put a screen in front of me.
,
shade
She left the shades down and the lights off.
,
canopy
The dais is covered with a silk brocade canopy.
,
louvre
,
awning
They leapt from a first-floor window on to a shop awning.
,
Venetian blind
,
roller blind
(noun) 
Definition
a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
Synonyms
cover
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
,
front (informal)
a front for crime syndicates
, ,
mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
,
cloak
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
,
façade
At work they hid their dislike of each other behind a façade of cheerfulness.
,
camouflage
Her merrymaking was only a camouflage to disguise her grief.
,
masquerade
She claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
,
feint
a tiny feint or lunge to one side
,
smoke screen

quotation

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch [Bible: St. Matthew]

proverbs

There's none so blind as those who will not see
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse

Additional synonyms

in the sense of awning
Definition
a canvas roof supported by a frame to give protection against the weather
They leapt from a first-floor window on to a shop awning.
Synonyms
tester,
sunshade,
baldachin
in the sense of baffle
Definition
to perplex
An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
in the sense of bewilder
Definition
to confuse utterly
The silence from Alexei had hurt and bewildered her.
Synonyms
mix up,
nonplus,
flabbergast (informal)

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