State or problem of being blind literally or figuratively
- their state to be blind or lacking sight
- State or problem of being blind, actually or figuratively.
reduced helpful sight. Blindness can be short-term or permanent. Problems for any part of a person's eye, the optic neurological, and/or section of the brain in charge of sight may cause loss of sight. You'll find so many (really, innumerable) factors that cause loss of sight. The present politically proper terms for loss of sight feature aesthetically handicapped and aesthetically challenged.
Old English blindnysse, blendes, from blind + -ness. Figurative sense was at Old English.
the shortcoming to see such a thing
(letter.) State or condition of being blind, actually or figuratively.
It was the same optimism, with its easy methods of regenerating society and its fatal blindness to the real conditions that circumscribe human life, that was responsible for the wild theories of the French Revolution and many of its consequent excesses.