Definition of "bleary-eyed" [bleary-eyed]

  • With eyes blurred or reddened, as from exhaustion or lack of sleep. (adjective)
  • Dull of mind or perception. (adjective)

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Use "bleary-eyed" in a sentence
  • ""We didn't find out until 2 1/2 or 3 hours later what was going on," said Katya Funk, 18, a bleary-eyed freshman in a sweatsuit."
  • "Late bedtimes and an 8am or 9am start mean many workers reach the office already bleary-eyed."
  • "Lauded at Sundance, where its leads Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman and director won prizes, it's a brutal character study that takes a bleary-eyed look at the notion of redemption."