- (of the eyes) unfocused or filmy from sleep or tiredness
- 1. (of the eyes) unfocused or filmy from sleep or tiredness you hate to face the world with bleary, tear-soaked, itching eyes
- (of a person) having bleary eyes.
Oxford American Dictionary
- (of the eyes) looking or feeling dull and unfocused from sleep or tiredness: Boris opened a bleary eye bleary-eyed business travellers