shortsighted

[ shawrt-sahy-tid ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. shortleaf pine,
  2. shortlist,
  3. shortly,
  4. shortness,
  5. shorts,
  6. shortsightedly,
  7. shortsightedness,
  8. shortstop,
  9. shortwall,
  10. shortwave

Origin of shortsighted

First recorded in 1615–25

Related formsshort·sight·ed·ly, adverbshort·sight·ed·ness, noun

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Medicine definitions for shortsighted

shortsighted

[ shôrttĭd ]

adj.

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


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