blindness · noun U /ˈblaɪnd.nəs/
blindness (NOT SEEING)
C1 the state of being blind
In its later stages the disease causes blindness.
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
My blindness to what was happening led me to make a bad decision.
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)