Definition of nearsighted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnirˌsīdəd/


chiefly North American
Unable to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point in front of the retina; myopic.
Example sentences
  • Laser eye surgery has been successful in recent years in nearsighted people, often improving their vision so that wearing eyeglasses may not be necessary.
  • If you're nearsighted, your eye is probably too long from front to back, causing light rays to be focused in front of rather than on the back of your eyes.
  • Both nearsighted and farsighted people can have astigmatism.



Pronunciation: /ˈnirˌsīdədlē/
Example sentences
  • It peers nearsightedly around the barn, searching for an opponent.
  • Ted peered nearsightedly at the sentences on the computer screen and wondered if they made any sense at all.
  • And there was Mr. Brown, peering nearsightedly in the window.


Pronunciation: /ˈnirˌsīdədnəs/
Example sentences
  • The most common form of refractive error is nearsightedness; others include farsightedness and astigmatism.
  • Some studies have also shown that progression of nearsightedness can be lessened by contact lens use.
  • The degree of your nearsightedness determines your focusing ability.

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Syllabification: near·sight·ed

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