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[neer-sahy-tid, -sahy-] /ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ-/
seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
Origin of nearsighted
First recorded in 1680-90; near + sight + -ed3
Related forms
nearsightedly, adverb
nearsightedness, noun Unabridged
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  • Sarah Farraday peered closely at her through her nearsighted eyes.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • Miss Anstice peered here and there in her nearsighted fashion.

  • Persons that have unduly long eyeballs are, therefore, nearsighted.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • Then they found out that I was too nearsighted to steer by the compass, and that was the end of it.

    The Soul of a Child Edwin Bjorkman
  • They were all in the brightness of the street light now, and Sarah brought her nearsighted gaze close to Jane's glowing face.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The superintendent peered at Moya in his nearsighted fashion over the glasses on his nose.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "It is a pity," said Tom's aunt, turning her nearsighted blue eyes on him in amazement and displeasure.

  • There never was a man too nearsighted to see the look of admiration in a pretty woman's eyes.

    A Guide to Men Helen Rowland
  • She had her arms outstretched and such an eager look in her nearsighted eyes that Frieda flew straight to her.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • Nor was Aleck Douglas nearsighted; he saw the movement and his bearded underlip met his shaven underlip in a straight line.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
nearsighted in Medicine

nearsighted near·sight·ed (nēr'sī'tĭd)
Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.

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