bleariness

bleary

[bleer-ee]
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; Middle English blery. See blear (adj.), -y1

blearily, adverb
bleariness, noun
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bleary (ˈblɪərɪ)
 
adj , blearier, bleariest
1.  (of eyes or vision) dimmed or blurred, as by tears or tiredness
2.  indistinct or unclear
3.  exhausted; tired
 
'blearily
 
adv
 
'bleariness
 
n

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bleary
late 14c., from blear + -y (2).
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