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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Examples from the Web for nearsightedness

  • The squire was a thin, pale little man, with the pinched look of nearsightedness about his eyes.

    The Executioner|Frank Riley
  • If the subject cannot read up to the twenty-foot line, nearsightedness or astigmatism is indicated.

    The Science of Human Nature|William Henry Pyle

Medicine definitions for nearsightedness (1 of 2)

nearsightedness

[ nîrsī′tĭd-nĭs ]

n.

Myopia.

Medicine definitions for nearsightedness (2 of 2)

nearsighted

[ nîrsī′tĭd ]

adj.

Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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Science definitions for nearsightedness

nearsightedness

[ nîrsī′tĭd-nĭs ]

See myopia.
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