- seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
Origin of nearsighted
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Examples from the Web for near-sighted
The judges of the earth are near-sighted and prone to be deceived.The Basket of Flowers
Christoph von Schmid
Then, unless the Japs are near-sighted, I expect an easy time when I go out.The Wreck of the Titan
Pa is near-sighted, and he said he wanted me to go along and show him things.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa
George W. Peck
I had had enough of the supercilious, near-sighted eyes of the Teuton.The Maids of Paradise
Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Nathaniel raised his book so as to hide his face, like one near-sighted.In The Boyhood of Lincoln
- relating to or suffering from myopia
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Word Origin and History for near-sighted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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