[ shawrt-sahy-tid ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd /


unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
lacking in foresight: a shortsighted plan.

Origin of shortsighted

First recorded in 1615–25

OTHER WORDS FROM shortsighted

short·sight·ed·ly, adverbshort·sight·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for short-sighted



relating to or suffering from myopia
lacking foresighta short-sighted plan

Derived forms of short-sighted

short-sightedly, adverbshort-sightedness, noun
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Medicine definitions for short-sighted

[ shôrttĭd ]


Nearsighted; myopic.
Lacking foresight.

Other words from shortsighted

shortsighted•ly adv.
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