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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Subjective and limited, as in viewpoint or perception: "The characters have a blinkered view and, misinterpreting what they see, sometimes take totally inexpedient action” ( Pauline Kael).

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  • adj. Characterized by blinkers or blinders.
  • adj. Having tunnel vision; unable to see what is happening around one.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of blinker.

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Examples

  • All true, but also all tending to indicate a certain blinkered quality to the “anti-Americanism” frame.

    Matthew Yglesias » “Pro-American”

  • It takes a special kind of blinkered view to declare some of them worthy of being adopted universally.

    “That’s how I was raised” « Gin&Comment

  • That kind of blinkered thinking has left our auto industry on life support after decades of fighting higher fuel efficiency standards, on the grounds that such onerous regulations would bankrupt it.

    Kerry Trueman: Seeds of Doubt

  • Mr. Zakaria, born in Mumbai, is himself a member of this elite class, and it is perhaps natural that he should share with them the kind of blinkered reality that sees no implausibility in this fabulous monster, no contradiction between some of the worst development indices in the world and a budding superpower identifying one and the same country.

    The Zen Tiger: India 's Elections And The Magic Of Fareed Zakaria

  • I will pass on a useful rule of thumb for spotting the kind of blinkered fundamentalist evolutionists with whom it really is a waste of time trying to debate (quite a few seem to have congregated here) They are the people who in contradistinction to being right (sc. in agreement with themselves) recognise only one category: ie, being a liar.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The presidency is too important to allow that kind of blinkered mentality to govern the rest of this year's election coverage.

    The Media's Man

  • This kind of blinkered thinking does Microsoft -- which could be capable of pursuing lots of profitable strategies that don't involve fighting the future tooth and nail -- no credit.

    Boing Boing: March 28, 2004 - April 3, 2004 Archives

  • Thursday, the NUM accused the Chamber of having a "blinkered" approach to the industry's future.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mine management needed to change, to rid itself of possible archaic practices, rigid structures and "blinkered" thinking if it wanted to extend the lives of mines, Mineral and Energy Affairs

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The report, titled Transitions, said that weak economic growth is likely to continue for at least five years and it accused UK boardrooms of being "blinkered" about the current economic environment.

    Daily Finance Market News

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