Definition of myopic in English:

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Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈɒpɪk/


1Short-sighted: most myopic children can be fitted with glasses to correct their vision
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  • Approximately 62 million people in the United States are myopic (ie, nearsighted) and require eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction.
  • And of the 5,000 children who turned up at eye clinics for further checks, about half were mildly myopic or shortsighted.
  • Retinal degeneration is more common in myopic eyes but it's not exactly related to macular degeneration.
North American  nearsighted
archaic purblind
1.1Lacking foresight or intellectual insight: the government still has a myopic attitude to public spending
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  • Originally they were portrayed as boring, myopic bean counters completely lacking in foresight or creativity.
  • Such notions are myopic and without foresight.
  • After all, why should the majority suffer for the myopic attitude of a minority, she asks.
unimaginative, uncreative, unadventurous, narrow-minded, lacking foresight, small-minded, short-term, narrow;



Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈɒpɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • A man in a tattered suit, involved, myopically, in some elementary task, despite being surrounded by silent indifference.
  • We are myopically focused in one area, which lets us manage the political risk more effectively.
  • By late morning he stood on high ground bordering Styal Woods, looking back myopically over the gently undulating farmland.

Words that rhyme with myopic

ectopic, gyroscopic, heliotropic, horoscopic, isotopic, isotropic, kaleidoscopic, macroscopic, microscopic, misanthropic, philanthropic, phototropic, telescopic, topic, tropic

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