Synonyms for blindblaɪnd
people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
unable to see
unable or unwilling to perceive or understand
not based on reason or evidence
render unable to see
make blind by putting the eyes out
make dim by comparison or conceal
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.
E'en children followed with endearing wile.
GoldsmithDeserted Village, l. 184.
A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.
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