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[shawrt-sahy-tid] /ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd/
unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
lacking in foresight:
a shortsighted plan.
Origin of shortsighted
First recorded in 1615-25
Related forms
shortsightedly, adverb
shortsightedness, noun
2. unthinking, heedless, careless, improvident.
2. prudent. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Specious enough is that argument: but shortsighted more than enough.

    Sermons for the Times Charles Kingsley
  • It is shortsighted action to deal with the kidneys alone in this trouble.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Perhaps this was partly because their methods were shortsighted, their means inadequate to the ends proposed.

    The Famous Missions of California William Henry Hudson
  • His attitude towards the French Canadians was prejudiced and shortsighted.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • We know we are shortsighted and sometimes blind, and that the fight is often hopeless.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
shortsighted in Medicine

shortsighted short·sight·ed (shôrt'sī'tĭd)

  1. Nearsighted; myopic.

  2. Lacking foresight.

short'sight'ed·ly adv.
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