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[mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik] /maɪˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/
Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.
unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.
lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded.
Origin of myopic
First recorded in 1790-1800; myop(ia) + -ic
Related forms
myopically, adverb
nonmyopic, adjective
nonmyopically, adverb
unmyopic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fire flashed from his myopic eyes, which had exempted him from service with the army.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • I had to save the day by answering that I was glad to be myopic just now.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • He observed her; sparks glinted in the myopic eyes of this extraordinary woman.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • For they are simply short-sighted trustful people, the myopic victims of the salesman and saleswoman.

  • Vague and myopic between their puckered lids, his eyes seemed lost, homeless, unhappy.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
Word Origin and History for myopic

"short-sighted," 1800, from myopia + -ic. Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopical (1748); myopically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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