- Having poor vision; nearly or partly blind. (adjective)
- Slow in understanding or discernment; dull: "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin” ( Jasper Griffin). (adjective)
- Obsolete Completely blind. (adjective)
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