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 for purblind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purblind \Pur"blind`\, a. [For pure-blind, i. e., wholly blind.
     See Pure, and cf. Poreblind.]
     1. Wholly blind. "Purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight."
        --Shak.
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     2. Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a
        purblind eye; a purblind mole.
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              The saints have not so sharp eyes to see down from
              heaven; they be purblindand sand-blind. --Latimer.
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              O purblind race of miserable men.     --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster] -- Pur"blind`ly, adv. --
        Pur"blind`ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  purblind
      adj 1: having greatly reduced vision [syn: dim-sighted, near-
             blind, purblind, sand-blind, visually impaired,
             visually challenged]
      2: lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the
         implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that
         flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the
         dustbin"- Jasper Griffin [syn: obtuse, purblind]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "purblind":
     authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, blear-eyed, bleary-eyed, blind,
     blindfold, blindfolded, borne, closed, constricted, cramped,
     creedbound, dark, deaf, deaf to reason, dim, dim-eyed, dim-sighted,
     dull-sighted, fanatical, feeble-eyed, filmy-eyed, gravel-blind,
     half-blind, hidebound, illiberal, imperceptive, impercipient,
     insensible, insular, little, little-minded, mean, mean-minded,
     mean-spirited, mind-blind, mole-eyed, myopic, narrow,
     narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited,
     nearsighted, nonunderstanding, parochial, petty, provincial,
     sand-blind, shortsighted, sightless, small, small-minded,
     straitlaced, stuffy, unapprehending, uncatholic, uncharitable,
     uncomprehending, undiscerning, ungenerous, unliberal, unperceptive,
     weak-eyed
  
  

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