View synonyms for myopic


[ mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik ]


  1. Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.
  2. unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.
  3. lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded.

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Other Words From

  • my·opi·cal·ly adverb
  • nonmy·opic adjective
  • nonmy·opi·cal·ly adverb
  • unmy·opic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of myopic1

First recorded in 1790–1800; myop(ia) + -ic

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Example Sentences

Assumptions and a myopic “I’m always right” point of view accomplish nothing.

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But trying to impose such order by chasing away informal commerce and culture is myopic.

It is the myopic and solipsistic vantage point of the crotch.

But, the essay is also myopic—once again exaggerating Jewish guilt and minimizing Palestinian blame and responsibility.

It is a function of their myopic passion that they think of the Russian Empire as a pawn in their game.

There is something imposing and demanding in the myopic claims of these characters.

The most myopic of creatures could have seen that Anne was foolishly in love with her rascal husband.

Also, nature had conspired against Henry by handing him with a pair of hopelessly myopic eyes.

Thus it happens frequently in divergent strabismus, when one eye is myopic, the other emmetropic.

For near objects the myopic eye is used without accommodation and therefore also without convergent strabismus of the right.

A careless and myopic man would travel over acres of territory and miss the dollars right along.


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