bleary

Something that's bleary is dull, tired, or unfocused. Your eyes might be too bleary first thing in the morning to focus on the newspaper — at least before you've had a cup of coffee.

Bleary almost always describes a person's eyes, although you can also use it simply to mean blurred or exhausted. A day spent traveling from Asia to North America can leave you with bleary eyes, and so can a night of crying after the death of your beloved dog. The word bleary comes from a now-obsolete adjective, blear, "watery or rheumy," which may share a root with the German blerre, "having blurred vision."

Primary Meanings of bleary

1.
adj
tired to the point of exhaustion
2.
adj
indistinct or hazy in outline
Full Definitions of bleary
1

adj tired to the point of exhaustion

Synonyms:
blear, blear-eyed, bleary-eyed
tired
depleted of strength or energy
2

adj indistinct or hazy in outline

Synonyms:
blurred, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy
indistinct
not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

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