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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, fuzz(verb)

    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, blur(verb)

    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. blur(verb)

    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, obnubilate(verb)

    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, smutch(verb)

    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, blear(verb)

    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, slur(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blur(n.)

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

  2. blur(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    obscure, darken

  3. blur(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blur(n)

    Synonyms:
    blot, indistinctness, mackle, macule

  2. blur(v)

    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. The Weeknd:

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

  2. Corey Conners:

    The last few holes are a bit of a blur, big change of plans. It was just going to be an off week but it's not now.

  3. Pamela Abeyta:

    Everything became a blur, i believe that someone put something in my drink.

  4. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Confusion is like a delusion, it's like dust covering the mirror of your real potentials and identity followed by your true belief system by turning it out into negative one which makes your self-image blur so you feel low and dull to perform anything bigger, somehow it kills the fruits of all your efforts unexpectedly, it has an ability to blow your flame of passion..... there are a lot of sources you will find around, stay away from anyone who makes you confuse, anything, person, ideology or belief any source that makes you feel like that, stay away from it, leave it and live your real life.”

  5. 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.

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Translations for blur

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  • размазванеBulgarian
  • rozostřit, rozmazatCzech
  • ManchaSpanish
  • تیرگیPersian
  • sumentua, sumeus, hämärtää, tahrata, tahra, sumentaa, hämärtyä, hämäryysFinnish
  • s'estomper, estomper, marque, flou, salissure, brouiller, tacheFrench
  • elhomályosodik, összepacáz, folt, összefoltoz, elhomályosít, homályHungarian
  • לְטַשׁטֵשׁHebrew
  • ぼける, ぼかすJapanese
  • nevelig beeld, vervagen, veeg, vlekje, bekladden, smet, bezoedelen, bevlekken, onduidelijke plekDutch
  • rozmazanyPolish
  • borrar, desfocar, borrãoPortuguese
  • розмиттяUkrainian

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