Definition of short-sighted in English:

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short-sighted

Pronunciation: /ʃɔːtˈsʌɪtɪd/

adjective

British
1Having short sight: he is short-sighted and has worn glasses since the age of ten short-sighted eyes
More example sentences
  • To a short-sighted person, distant objects seem blurred, while near objects can be seen more clearly.
  • Heavy computer use could be linked to glaucoma, especially among those who are short-sighted, fear researchers.
  • The scientists suggest that the optic nerve in short-sighted users might be more sensitive to ‘computer stress’.
Synonyms
North American  nearsighted
archaic purblind
1.1Lacking imagination or foresight: a short-sighted government
More example sentences
  • This way of thinking is short-sighted and serves only to damage the nursing profession.
  • This will lead to short-sighted, usually inappropriate responses in the short run.
  • The decision to end the youth programme at Queen Mary Hospital was a very short-sighted decision.
Synonyms
narrow-minded, narrow, unimaginative, lacking foresight, improvident, unadventurous, small-minded, short-term, insular, parochial, provincial

Derivatives

short-sightedly

adverb
Example sentences
  • For our Wyoming fossils, we hope to build up a collection at the University; the previous collection was short-sightedly given away.
  • He peered short-sightedly through the windshield.
  • She peered at a guard, squinting short-sightedly.
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