blindness · noun U /ˈblɑɪnd.nəs/Full view
blindness (NOT SEEING)
C1 the state of being blind
Dictionary example:

In its later stages the disease causes blindness.

Learner example:

Apart from his blindness, his health has worsened in general. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; German)

blindness (NOT NOTICING)
C2 the state of not noticing something, or not wanting to notice or understand it
Dictionary example:

My blindness to what was happening led me to make a bad decision.

Learner example:

His mother and Mister Hooper, with their blindness and insensitivity, do not see what is going on between the two boys. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; French)

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