• synonyms


See more synonyms for shortsighted on Thesaurus.com
  1. unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
  2. lacking in foresight: a shortsighted plan.
Show More

Origin of shortsighted

First recorded in 1615–25
Related formsshort·sight·ed·ly, adverbshort·sight·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms for shortsighted

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com

Antonyms for shortsighted

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for shortsightedness

carelessness, wastefulness, waste, neglect, shortsightedness, fixation, obsession, monomania, myopia

Examples from the Web for shortsightedness

Historical Examples of shortsightedness

  • The shortsightedness in the family of the Medici was hereditary.

    The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy

    Jacob Burckhardt

  • August 21: The arrogance and shortsightedness of the workingclass is beyond belief.

  • This miracle was due to the shortsightedness and timidity of the Russian generals.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • But it came to her more and more that there was great selfishness and shortsightedness in this.

  • Of course, there is no denying the shortsightedness of the forces of rum.


    G. G. Putnam and Others

shortsightedness in Medicine


  1. Myopia.
Show More


  1. Nearsighted; myopic.
  2. Lacking foresight.
Show More
Related formsshortsighted•ly adv.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.