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[lawng-sahy-tid, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈsaɪ tɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/
farsighted; hypermetropic.
having great foresight; foreseeing remote results.
Origin of long-sighted
First recorded in 1780-90
Related forms
long-sightedness, noun Unabridged
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  • I could only just see it, even with my long-sighted eyes, but struck out for it bravely.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • Her eyes well-opened and blue-grey, long-sighted and extremely honest.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • He was long-sighted, and he had seen very well who it was that was talking to Meg in the road.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • It need be no discouragement to you that you are not as long-sighted as I am.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Ratman is too long-sighted not to see that I can help him in the matter, and that on my own terms.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor Talbot Baines Reed
  • The long-sighted bird caught the very first glint of his cap.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • Godfrey McCulloch, on the other hand, was cautious and long-sighted.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • Fig. 118a represents the normal condition of a long-sighted eye.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • Suddenly I exclaimed to myself: 'I wonder if he is long-sighted?'

British Dictionary definitions for long-sighted


related to or suffering from hyperopia
able to see distant objects in focus
having foresight
Derived Forms
long-sightedly, adverb
long-sightedness, noun
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