what is difference between blindness and sightlessness
From Middle English blyndnes, blyndnesse, from Old English blindnes (“blindness”), equivalent to blind + -ness.
- IPA(key): /ˈblaɪndnəs/
- Hyphenation: blind‧ness
blindness (usually uncountable, plural blindnesses)
- The condition of being blind; unable to see.
- (figuratively) Want of intellectual or moral discernment; mental darkness; ignorance, heedlessness.
- (obsolete) concealment
- ablepsy (rare)
- blindhood (rare)
- colour blindness, color blindness
- deaf-blindness, deafblindness
- snow blindness
- blindness in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- “blindness”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
sightless + -ness
- the characteristic of being sightless; blindness