blearest

blear

[bleer]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make dim, as with tears or inflammation: a biting wind that bleared the vision.
adjective
2.
(of the eyes) dim from tears.
3.
dim; indistinct.
noun
4.
a blur; cloudiness; dimness: She was concerned about the recent blear in her vision.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English bleri, blere (v.), blere (adj.) < ?

blearedness [bleer-id-nis] , noun
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blear (blɪə)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make (eyes or sight) dim with or as if with tears; blur
 
adj
2.  a less common word for bleary
 
[C13: blere to make dim; related to Middle High German blerre blurred vision]

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blear
c.1300, blere "watery, rheumy," perhaps related to blur.
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