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shortsighted

[shawrt-sahy-tid]
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adjective
  1. unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
  2. lacking in foresight: a shortsighted plan.

Origin of shortsighted

First recorded in 1615–25
Related formsshort·sight·ed·ly, adverbshort·sight·ed·ness, noun

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2. unthinking, heedless, careless, improvident.

Antonyms

2. prudent.
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Examples from the Web for shortsightedness

Historical Examples

  • The shortsightedness in the family of the Medici was hereditary.

    The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy

    Jacob Burckhardt

  • August 21: The arrogance and shortsightedness of the workingclass is beyond belief.

  • This miracle was due to the shortsightedness and timidity of the Russian generals.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • But it came to her more and more that there was great selfishness and shortsightedness in this.

  • Of course, there is no denying the shortsightedness of the forces of rum.

    Nonsenseorship

    G. G. Putnam and Others


shortsightedness in Medicine

shortsightedness

(shôrttĭd-nĭs)
n.
  1. Myopia.

shortsighted

(shôrttĭd)
adj.
  1. Nearsighted; myopic.
  2. Lacking foresight.
Related formsshortsighted•ly adv.
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