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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: blear 'to make (the eyes) unable to see clearly' (13-19 centuries)

bleary

adjective
     
blear‧y also bleary-eyed
unable to see very clearly, because you are tired or have been crying:
Steve emerged from his room, unshaven and bleary-eyed.
blearily adverb
bleariness noun [uncountable]

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