Meaning of “bleary” in the English Dictionary

"bleary" in British English

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blearyadjective

uk /ˈblɪə.ri/ us /ˈblɪr.i/

If you have bleary eyes, your eyes are red or have tears in them and you cannot see clearly, because you are tired or have just woken up:

to be bleary-eyed
blearily
adverb uk /ˈblɪə.rəl.i/ us /ˈblɪr.əl.i/

Carl stared blearily (= in a very tired way) at the newspaper.

(Definition of “bleary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bleary" in American English

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blearyadjective

us /ˈblɪər·i/

(of eyes) tired, red, or watery:

After studying all night, his eyes were bleary.

(Definition of “bleary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)