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