Purblind \Pur"blind`\, a. [For pure-blind, i. e., wholly blind. See {Pure}, and cf. {Poreblind}.] 1. Wholly blind. ``Purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight.'' --Shak. 2. Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a purblind mole. The saints have not so sharp eyes to see down from heaven; they be purblindand sand-blind. --Latimer. O purblind race of miserable men. --Tennyson. -- {Pur"blind`ly}, adv. -- {Pur"blind`ness}, n. web1913
purblind adj 1: having greatly reduced vision [syn: {dim-sighted}, {near-blind}, {sand-blind}, {visually impaired}, {visually challenged}] 2: lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin [syn: {obtuse}] wn