- Obs. completely blind
- partly blind
- slow in perceiving or understanding
Origin of purblindMiddle English pur blind: see pure and blind
- Having poor vision; nearly or partly blind.
- Slow in understanding or discernment; dull: “a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin” ( Jasper Griffin )
- Obsolete Completely blind.
Origin of purblindMiddle English pur blind totally blind, nearsighted pur pure ; see pure . blind blind ; see blind .
(comparative more purblind, superlative most purblind)