Definition of blindly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblīn(d)lē/


1As if blind; without seeing or noticing: I continued to stare blindly into my coffee
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  • Nothing like sopping wet drunks stumbling around blindly in the light from dying embers.
  • He stared at him blindly, his eyes almost vacant.
  • Reaching out blindly to where she should've been, Dante whispered her tarnished name.
uncritically, unthinkingly, mindlessly, indiscriminately
1.1Without reasoning or questioning: solutions must be assessed, not blindly accepted
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  • It is no badge of courage to blindly accept the actions taken in our name by our government.
  • In terms of the larger historical and social questions, they proceed blindly.
  • When we study the Buddhist dharma, we are not supposed to blindly accept what we are told.

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