nearsighted

[ neer-sahy-tid, -sahy- ]
/ ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ- /

adjective

seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.

Origin of nearsighted

First recorded in 1680–90; near + sight + -ed3

Related forms

near·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun
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nearsighted

[ nîrsī′tĭd ]

adj.

Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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