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Synonyms for purblind

unwilling or unable to perceive

Synonyms for purblind

lacking in insight or discernment


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We persevere in our devotions in spite of the numberless unknowns, the untimely upset of our favorite, the off-day or off-year of a star, the universal gripe that "we was robbed" by a purblind umpire.
Why indeed has the ruling hierarchy turned so purblind for its sheer thoughtlessness that is not even seeing that the whole of its peace foray with the militants is all fraught?
Sokurov construes each man's will to power as, respectively, consuming mania, imagined omnipotence, and purblind haplessness--restricted in each case by the frailty of the flesh.
Reflecting on the purblind Eurocentrism of much contemporary cultural theory, Said writes:
So, establish scientifically what this will be, instead of offering purblind opposition to any development.
British race patriotism dictated the craven sentiments of these ideologically purblind men, leading them to follow what they thought was sound British pragmatism in letting fascism have its head in Europe and naively believing that this approach would persuade Hitler to leave Britain and its Empire alone.
And when he yearns for an ultimate self-exile, he rushes towards death unconditionally, just as he once arrived in this world not by slow walking, purblind wandering, and empty gazing, but by the crackling spontaneity that impulsively and immeasurably forms fateful symmetries through the soul's pure motion.
A metaphysic of history is not only imperative for the church to meet the attack of Marxian materialist conception of history and its realization in apostolic Bolshevism: it is imperative if man is to solve the modern politico-economic entanglement, if political and cultural values and all the achievement of the past is to be saved both from the onslaughts of purblind statesmen and from the perfidious diplomacy of the merely destructive power of communism.
To be sure, wholehearted championing of the latest and flashiest is as purblind an approach as blanket dismissal, but the best critics--of whom Carr (whose The Shallows is a nuanced and well-considered discussion of the psychological effects of new media) is one--eschew suggesting that we ought to line up on one or the other side of the digital debate.
It is very painful to see that political ignorance is rife in the West and the Western powers are seeing the whole illusion of the saga of Iran threat through the purblind eyes of Washington.
Far from being motivated by purblind nationalist fervor, Spaventa sought the reintegration of Italy in the course of European modernity, whose best fruits it had failed to harvest despite its early contributions.
If we, like Michael Craton (1995:15), wish to reach "beyond the scarce and often purblind accounts of contemporary whites in an attempt to understand quite what Junkanoo was like and what it meant to British West Indian slaves," what can we do, other than rely on our imaginations?
he kept on his miserable way with purblind eyes fixed upon the stake to which was tied the unsavoury meat .
Such retrofitting of past performance to contemporary statistical definitions is rife among modern statisticians, who take the purblind view that past records can be changed in light of present-day standards.
He could have said that his religion makes him no less an Indian than someone from any other cultural background, including even the purblind supporters of Shiv Sena.