[lawng-sahy-tid, long-]


farsighted; hypermetropic.
having great foresight; foreseeing remote results.

Origin of long-sighted

First recorded in 1780–90
Related formslong-sight·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for long-sighted

Contemporary Examples of long-sighted

Historical Examples of long-sighted

  • I could only just see it, even with my long-sighted eyes, but struck out for it bravely.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Her eyes well-opened and blue-grey, long-sighted and extremely honest.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • He was long-sighted, and he had seen very well who it was that was talking to Meg in the road.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • It need be no discouragement to you that you are not as long-sighted as I am.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • Ratman is too long-sighted not to see that I can help him in the matter, and that on my own terms.

    Roger Ingleton, Minor

    Talbot Baines Reed

British Dictionary definitions for long-sighted



related to or suffering from hyperopia
able to see distant objects in focus
having foresight
Derived Formslong-sightedly, adverblong-sightedness, noun
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