American English

Definition of blindly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1without being able to see what you are doing She groped blindly for the light switch in the dark room.
  2. 2without thinking about what you are doing He wanted to decide for himself instead of blindly following his parents' advice. Which Word?blind / blindly There are two adverbs that come from the adjective blind. Blindly means “not being able to see what you are doing” or “not thinking about something”:I think you are being blindly optimistic!The adverb blind is mainly used in the context of flying and means “without being able to see,” “using instruments only”:They were flying blind in the fog over Nantucket.
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