- unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
- lacking in foresight: a shortsighted plan.
Origin of shortsighted
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Antonyms for shortsighted
Related Words for shortsightednesscarelessness, 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
August 21: The arrogance and shortsightedness of the workingclass is beyond belief.Greener Than You Think
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.An Arrow in a Sunbeam
Of course, there is no denying the shortsightedness of the forces of rum.Nonsenseorship
G. G. Putnam and Others
- Nearsighted; myopic.
- Lacking foresight.