(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. ambush, screen; shade, shutter; deception, ruse, subterfuge. —adj. sightless; shortsighted; unperceptive. See blindness, inattention, concealment.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Without sight]
Syn. sightless, unseeing, eyeless, blinded, visionless, in darkness, dim-sighted, visually impaired, groping (in the dark), deprived of sight, sun-blind, purblind, undiscerning, stone-blind, moon-blind, blind as a bat*.
Ant. observant*, seeing, sighted, keen-sighted.
2. [Without thought or reason]
Syn. heedless, irrational, impetuous, unthinking; see careless 1 , rash .
3. [Without perceiving or understanding]
Syn. obtuse, unseeing, unaware, oblivious, unconscious, imperceptive, undiscerning, by guesswork, by calculation, with instruments; see also unaware .
Ant. observant*, perceptive, discerning.
4. [Without passage]
Syn. obstructed, blocked, without egress; see tight 2 .
5. [Concealed]
Syn. secluded, obscured, out of sight; see hidden 2 .
6. [Random]
Syn. chance, accidental, unplanned; see accidental 1 .
1. [An obstruction to light or sight]
Syn. blindfold, blinder, blinker, shade, Venetian blind, window shade, mini-blind, vertical blind, shutter, screen; see also curtain , veil 2 .
2. [Something intended to deceive]
Syn. front, cover, trap, decoy; see camouflage 1 , trick 1 .
1. [To obscure]
Syn. darken, shadow, dim, blindfold; see shade 1 , 2 .
2. [To deceive]
Syn. conceal, delude, mislead, dazzle; see deceive .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. sightless unsighted, *blind as a mole, *blind as a bat, *blind as a post, stone-blind, groping.
2. ignorant dense, stupid, unaware, heedless, unseeing, *thick, obtuse, myopic, shortsighted, unperceptive.
ANT.: 1. seeing, sighted. 2. sharp, understanding, perceptive
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Without the sense of sight: eyeless, sightless, unseeing. See SEE. 2. Unwilling or unable to perceive: dull, purblind, uncomprehending, unperceptive. See SEE. 3. Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor: besotted, crapulent, crapulous, drunk, drunken, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, sodden, tipsy. Informal: cock-eyed, stewed. Slang: bombed, boozed, boozy, crocked, high, lit (up), loaded, looped, pickled, pixilated, plastered, potted, sloshed, smashed, soused, stinking, stinko, stoned, tight, zonked. Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in (or to) the wind. See DRUGS. 4. Screened from the view of oncoming drivers: concealed, hidden. See SHOW. II verb To confuse with bright light: bedazzle, daze, dazzle. See SEE.

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