Definition of blinkered in English:

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blinkered

Pronunciation: /ˈbliNGkərd/

adjective

1(Of a horse) wearing blinders.
Example sentences
  • The stable-bound horse, ribs protruding, eyes blinkered, stamped its hooves on the wooden floor.
  • Had a blinkered horse ever won the Derby?
  • A tonga resembles a huge wooden box, balanced on two sturdy wheels, drawn by a single blinkered horse.
1.1Having or showing a limited outlook: a small-minded, blinkered approach
More example sentences
  • Companies suffer from a provincial and culturally blinkered approach to the repertoire and with dire performance results.
  • Such narrow-minded blinkered parochialism can only leave these campaigners looking even more desperate.
  • He really will get a shock if he keeps thinking in such a blinkered, narrow way.
Synonyms
hidebound, illiberal, inflexible, entrenched, prejudiced

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Syllabification: blink·ered

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