blinded (by/with) something


1. be deprived of understanding, judgement or perception






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blinded by faith/data

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To be 'blinded by' something is to be distracted by it so as not to be able to objectively see the full picture or true facts. If you are 'blinded by faith', for example, it means your judgement is skewed by your beliefs: "I was so blinded by love I didn't know what a horrible person he was." To blind someone 'with' something is to participate in the process of bombarding them with a huge amount or volume of something: "He blinded me with facts." Both are common phrases used in social and professional contexts.

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  1. The lecturer was criticised for blinding his students with data but not examining the facts.
  2. I was completely blinded by David's good looks and I didn't realise what a horrible person he was.

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  1. He was blinded by his faith in the previous business plan and refused to embrace change.
  2. If we blind them with beautiful artwork and a great presentation they might not ask too many difficult questions.

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blindside (sb)

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