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Synonyms for blur
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    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 WordNet

  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"

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

    Antonyms:
    focus, sharpen, focalize, focalise

  2. film over, glaze over, blurverb

    become glassy; lose clear vision

    "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep"

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

    Antonyms:
    focalize, focus, focalise, sharpen

  3. blurverb

    to make less distinct or clear

    "The haze blurs the hills"

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

    Antonyms:
    focalize, sharpen, focus, focalise

  4. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilateverb

    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    focus, focalize, sharpen, focalise

  5. smear, blur, smudge, smutchverb

    make a smudge on; soil by smudging

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

    Antonyms:
    sharpen, focus, focalize, focalise

  6. blur, blearverb

    make dim or indistinct

    "The fog blurs my vision"

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

    Antonyms:
    focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen

  7. blur, dim, slurverb

    become vague or indistinct

    "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

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

    Antonyms:
    focalize, focalise, focus, sharpen

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blurnoun

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

  2. blurverb

    Synonyms:
    obscure, darken

  3. blurverb

    Synonyms:
    tarnish, stain, blot, sully, spot, blemish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blurnoun

    Synonyms:
    blot, indistinctness, mackle, macule

  2. blurverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "blur":

    vagueness, blurring, confuse, soft

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How to use blur in a sentence?

  1. Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth:

    No, no, I -- I dont really remember too well, Finnegan Lee Elder was recorded saying when asked about the blindfold. I was, they had me waiting so long, Italian Carabinieri via AP kind of a blur.

  2. 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.

  3. Aidan Jacobson:

    It was basically a blur, brad Gobright screamed. I screamed. I went through some vegetation, and then all I remember is seeing Brad Gobright blue Gramicci shirt bounce over the edge.

  4. Jill Biden:

    While we've been fighting this pandemic for so long, we have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow, we have to resist viewing each life as a statistic, or a blur, or on the news.

  5. 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.


Translations for blur

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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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