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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. blur

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    blemish, blot, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. blur, fuzzverb

    a hazy or indistinct representation

    "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"

    fuzz, bull, copper, pig, hair, tomentum, cop

    focus, sharpen, focalize, focalise

  2. film over, glaze over, blurverb

    become glassy; lose clear vision

    "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"

    smear, glass, glaze over, slur, blear, glass over, glaze, dim, smudge, obnubilate, obscure, confuse, film over, smutch

    focalize, focus, focalise, sharpen

  3. blurverb

    to make less distinct or clear

    "The haze blurs the hills"

    smear, glaze over, smudge, slur, blear, dim, obnubilate, obscure, confuse, film over, smutch

    focalize, sharpen, focus, focalise

  4. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilateverb

    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

    "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

    fuddle, film over, slur, confound, befuddle, fog, fox, confuse, becloud, jumble, cloud, smutch, mix up, glaze over, flurry, bedim, blot out, dim, obscure, mist, throw, obliterate, haze over, overcloud, smear, hide, put off, smudge, befog, veil, disconcert, discombobulate, blear, bedevil, obnubilate

    focus, focalize, sharpen, focalise

  5. smear, blur, smudge, smutchverb

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging

    besmirch, smudge, asperse, dim, smear, smutch, calumniate, confuse, denigrate, daub, film over, slander, slur, sully, glaze over, blear, smirch, defame, obscure, obnubilate

    sharpen, focus, focalize, focalise

  6. blur, blearverb

    make dim or indistinct

    "The fog blurs my vision"

    smear, glaze over, smudge, slur, blear, dim, obnubilate, obscure, confuse, film over, smutch

    focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen

  7. blur, dim, slurverb

    become vague or indistinct

    "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

    smear, glaze over, smudge, slur, blear, dip, dim, obnubilate, obscure, blind, confuse, film over, smutch

    focalize, focalise, focus, sharpen

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. blurnoun

    blot, stain, spot, blemish, soil, tarnish, defect

  2. blurverb

    obscure, darken

  3. blurverb

    tarnish, stain, blot, sully, spot, blemish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. blurnoun

    blot, indistinctness, mackle, macule

  2. blurverb

    dim, bedim, obscure, sully, blemish, mackle, macule

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "blur":

    vagueness, blurring, confuse, soft

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  1. Ben Wood:

    We expect to see the lines between the Mac and the iPad continue to blur with powerful demos of high-performance video editing software and more.

  2. Jay Williams:

    Eventually what OxyContin helped me with was just mentally facing people, still to this day, there’s not one day that goes by where somebody doesn’t say to me, ‘Oh yeah, you’re that guy, you threw away your career in a wreck right?’ or fans are like, ‘Ah man you killed us man, you killed us Bulls fans.’ So people reminded me of the worst day of my life and OxyContin for me throughout that time was a way for me to escape that–- numb them out and blur the conversation.

  3. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

  4. Kai Pfaffenbach:

    The semi-finals is a warm up also for photographers, i was free to play around and I thought I would try a motion blur ... I saw him running ... The moment he turned his head I thought the picture was ruined as it would be too shaky but it just happened ... and overnight it became 'the' picture.

  5. The Weeknd:

    Why not play with the character and the artist and let those lines blur and move around?

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  • размазванеBulgarian
  • rozostřit, rozmazatCzech
  • ManchaSpanish
  • تیرگیPersian
  • hämäryys, sumentaa, tahra, tahrata, hämärtyä, hämärtää, sumentua, sumeusFinnish
  • s'estomper, estomper, salissure, flou, brouiller, tache, marqueFrench
  • elhomályosodik, összefoltoz, folt, elhomályosít, összepacáz, homályHungarian
  • לְטַשׁטֵשׁHebrew
  • ぼける, ぼかすJapanese
  • bezoedelen, onduidelijke plek, bevlekken, smet, bekladden, vlekje, veeg, vervagen, nevelig beeldDutch
  • rozmazanyPolish
  • desfocar, borrão, borrarPortuguese
  • розмиттяUkrainian

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