Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blur

1 sense of blur

Sense 1
blur, fuzz -- (a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz")
       => representation, mental representation, internal representation -- (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Antonyms of verb blur

3 of 6 senses of blur

Sense 2
blur -- (to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills")
       Antonym of focus (Sense 2)
      => focus -- (cause to converge on or toward a central point; "Focus the light on this image")

Sense 5
blur, blear -- (make dim or indistinct; "The fog blurs my vision")
       Antonym of focus (Sense 5)
      => focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen -- (put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie")

Sense 6
blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")
       Antonym of focus (Sense 4)
      => focus, focalize, focalise -- (become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blur

6 senses of blur

Sense 1
film over, glaze over, blur -- (become glassy; lose clear vision; "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep")

Sense 2
blur -- (to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate -- (make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
smear, blur, smudge, smutch -- (make a smudge on; soil by smudging)
       => rub -- (move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin")

Sense 5
blur, blear -- (make dim or indistinct; "The fog blurs my vision")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

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