Adjective "blur" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Make or become unclear or less distinct.
  1. 'his novels blur the boundaries between criticism and fiction'
  2. 'After blurring the lines between good and evil so skillfully, this ending comes as a somewhat hollow conclusion.'
  3. 'Her vision was blurring, her head still pounding from the screeching of the alarm which could be heard faintly in the distance.'
  4. 'It is blurring the traditional distinctions between domestic and foreign policy.'
  5. 'I like blurring the lines between environmental sounds and those that are digital.'
  6. 'Back then, nobody had previously thought to dilute two huge individual reputations by blurring them in one event.'
  7. 'He is determined not to commit the past mistake of blurring the thin line between an actor and writer.'
  8. 'And the war is not the only force challenging and blurring the traditional male role as the protector of women.'
  9. 'The fact is that things look a lot rosier with this bag of weirdly-named innovators blurring genre boundaries.'
  10. 'The sublime views are definitely worth the climb but sadly, the further up we go the more my vision is blurring.'
  11. 'We have all been guilty of it: blurring the lines between reality and fiction.'


A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly.
  1. 'the words were a blur'
  2. 'She looked up a saw a blur of pale skin swoosh down the hall and out of sight.'
  3. 'Subtitles stack on top of subtitles until the screen is a blur of words.'
  4. 'I couldn't hear enough to understand the blur of most questions.'
  5. 'He heard the blur say his name but wasn't paying any attention to the feminine voice.'
  6. 'In a pale blur she saw her father and mother standing at the foot of the bed.'
  7. 'The world around her remained a blur even as she heard his fading paw steps.'
  8. 'Jim tries to read but even in glasses the words are a blur.'
  9. 'Passing people just saw a blur and heard the sound of his jacket whipping the air behind him.'
  10. 'Out of the corner of her eye she spotted a blur and turned towards it.'
  11. 'Through the white-hot blur he heard the girl scream, and the horse neigh loudly.'
  12. 'You barely get to see some of the areas you're going so fast - everything becomes a colorful blur!'
  13. 'The rest of the evening throughout the night was a fast blur as the maids scurried and everyone got ready to leave.'
  14. 'The rest of his innings, before and after, will be remembered as a blur, a flurry of unreal machismo.'
  15. 'The next few moments were a blur, but I remember seeing that we were at the very top.'
  16. 'My first two days in the hospital are a blur, but on the third my fever broke and I started to feel a little better.'
  17. 'I remembered the heat like a dream, a blur of drunkenness and hangovers and sweat-tangled sheets.'
  18. 'The whole first two days are a complete blur, I really can barely remember that.'
  19. 'What followed was very much of a blur, but all I remember was this extreme pain as if my body was being ripped in two.'
  20. 'My brain does not work the same way as yours does, my life that I existed in seems a blur to me, I cant remember most bits.'
  21. 'Our Michigan summer is a blur, but we followed that up the next summer with 6 weeks at UCLA.'


(of a person) stupid, clumsy, or confused.


    1. to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance: The windows were blurred with soot.

    2. to obscure by making confused in form or outline; make indistinct: The fog blurred the outline of the car.

    3. to dim the perception or susceptibility of; make dull or insensible: The blow on the head blurred his senses. verb (used without object), blurred, blurring.

    4. to become indistinct: Everything blurred as she ran.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "presentations can be blur."

    "distinctions can be blur."


    Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘smear that partially obscures something’): perhaps related to blear.