[ neer-sahy-tid, -sahy- ]
/ ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ- /
seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
nearest and dearest
, neat line
Origin of nearsighted
First recorded in 1680–90; near
Related formsnear·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for near-sighted
As the professor was lank, tow-haired and so near-sighted, that he peered at his pupils through spectacles, no one ever had.
And an optician is just as likely as not to fit a near-sighted man with far-sighted glasses.
His near-sighted eyes were nave, his voice sweet and caressing.
As we know little concerning far-sightedness, so also we are unable to define what near-sighted people can see.
British Dictionary definitions for near-sighted
relating to or suffering from myopia
Derived Formsnear-sightedly, adverbnear-sightedness, noun
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Medicine definitions for near-sighted
Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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