Definition of myopic in English:


Syllabification: my·op·ic
Pronunciation: /mīˈäpik


  • 1Nearsighted.
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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.
    nearsighted; chiefly British shortsighted
  • 1.1Lacking imagination, 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, small-minded, short-term, shortsighted



Pronunciation: /mīˈäpik(ə)lē/
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  • 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.

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