shortsighted

[ shawrt-sahy-tid ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd /

adjective

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

Origin of shortsighted

First recorded in 1615–25
Related formsshort·sight·ed·ly, adverbshort·sight·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for short-sighted

short-sighted


adjective

relating to or suffering from myopia
lacking foresighta short-sighted plan
Derived Formsshort-sightedly, adverbshort-sightedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for short-sighted

short-sighted


adj.

also shortsighted, 1640s, of eyesight, "myopic;" 1620s in the sense "lacking foresight;" see short (adj.) + sight (n.). Related: Shortsightedly; shortsightedness.

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Medicine definitions for short-sighted

shortsighted

[ shôrttĭd ]

adj.

Nearsighted; myopic.
Lacking foresight.
Related formsshortsighted•ly adv.
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