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")

Antonyms of adj blurred

2 senses of blurred

Sense 1
bleary, blurred, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy -- (indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes")

INDIRECT (VIA indistinct) -> distinct -- (easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints")

Sense 2
blurred, clouded -- (unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells)

INDIRECT (VIA unclear) -> clear -- (readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature")

Similarity of adj blurred

2 senses of blurred

Sense 1
bleary, blurred, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy -- (indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes")
       => indistinct (vs. distinct) -- (not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do")

Sense 2
blurred, clouded -- (unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells)
       => unclear (vs. clear) -- (not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day")

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