Definition of myopic in English:


Line breaks: my¦opic
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.
    short-sighted; North American nearsighted
    informal as blind as a bat
    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; insular, parochial, provincial



Pronunciation: /-ˈɒpɪk(ə)li/
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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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