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blinkered

[bling-kerd] /ˈblɪŋ kərd/
adjective
1.
narrow-minded and subjective; unwilling to understand another viewpoint.
2.
having blinkers on; fitted with blinkers.
Related forms
unblinkered, adjective

blinker

[bling-ker] /ˈblɪŋ kər/
noun
1.
a device for flashing light signals.
2.
a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.
3.
either of two leather flaps on a bridle, to prevent a horse from seeing sideways; a blinder.
verb (used with object)
4.
to put blinkers on.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; blink + -er1
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Examples for blinkered
  • But scientists had long been blinkered by preconceptions about the sleeping brain.
  • Unfortunately, nature has its own ways of dealing with the problems staring us in our blinkered faces.
  • Not that the education system is perfect, but this is an absurd, blinkered conclusion.
  • Reporters are meant to serve as emissaries between blinkered experts and broader society.
  • He was displaying the blinkered, narrow, either-or mentality of the true cultural snob.
  • It is amazing to see the blinkered view of history that current media has.
  • But its blinkered vision and altered understanding of the situation is shallow.
  • They are blinkered megalomaniacs, thats the problem.
  • It is difficult to conceive a more persistently blinkered and misbegotten set of policy responses to a crisis.
  • Apparently that bewilderingly blinkered sentiment is hardly unique.
British Dictionary definitions for blinkered

blinker

/ˈblɪŋkə/
noun
1.
a flashing light for sending messages, as a warning device, etc, such as a direction indicator on a road vehicle
2.
(often pl) a slang word for eye1
verb (transitive)
3.
to provide (a horse) with blinkers
4.
to obscure with or as if with blinkers

blinkered

/ˈblɪŋkəd/
adjective
1.
considering only a narrow point of view
2.
(of a horse) wearing blinkers
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Word Origin and History for blinkered
blinkered
1867, in the figurative sense, from horses wearing blinkers to limit the range of their vision.
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