myopic

[ mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik ]
/ maɪˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk /

adjective

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

Origin of myopic

First recorded in 1790–1800; myop(ia) + -ic
Related formsmy·op·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·my·op·ic, adjectivenon·my·op·i·cal·ly, adverbun·my·op·ic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for myopic

myopic


adj.

"short-sighted," 1800, from myopia + -ic. Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopical (1748); myopically.

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