Blur Blur (bl[^u]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blurred} (bl[^u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blurring}.] [Prob. of same origin as blear. See {Blear}.] 1. To render obscure by making the form or outline of confused and uncertain, as by soiling; to smear; to make indistinct and confused; as, to blur manuscript by handling it while damp; to blur the impression of a woodcut by an excess of ink. [1913 Webster]

But time hath nothing blurred those lines of favor Which then he wore. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken. [1913 Webster]

Her eyes are blurred with the lightning's glare. --J. R. Drake. [1913 Webster]

3. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation. [1913 Webster]

Sarcasms may eclipse thine own, But can not blur my lost renown. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To spot; blot; disfigure; stain; sully. [1913 Webster]

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