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bleary

[bleer-ee] /ˈblɪər i/
adjective, blearier, bleariest.
1.
(of the eyes or sight) blurred or dimmed, as from sleep or weariness.
2.
indistinct; unclear:
The day begins with a bleary view of one's world.
3.
fatigued; worn-out.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English blery. See blear (adj.), -y1
Related forms
blearily, adverb
bleariness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blearily

bleary

/ˈblɪərɪ/
adjective blearier, bleariest
1.
(of eyes or vision) dimmed or blurred, as by tears or tiredness
2.
indistinct or unclear
3.
exhausted; tired
Derived Forms
blearily, adverb
bleariness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blearily

bleary

adj.

late 14c., from blear + -y (2). Related: Blearily; bleariness.

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