myopic

[mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik]
adjective
1.
Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.
2.
unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.
3.
lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded.

Origin:
1790–1800; myop(ia) + -ic

myopically, adverb
nonmyopic, adjective
nonmyopically, adverb
unmyopic, adjective
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myopia (maɪˈəʊpɪə)
 
n
inability to see distant objects clearly because the images are focused in front of the retina; short-sightedness
 
[C18: via New Latin from Greek muōps short-sighted, from mūein to close (the eyes), blink + ōps eye]
 
myopic
 
adj
 
my'opically
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

myopic
1800, from myopia. Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopically.
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Example sentences
It's an instant window into his myopic perception of objects as living things.
They seem to be too small for the tasks at hand, too petty, and too myopic.
Unfortunately there is a certain myopic idealism present in that statement.
These myopic, tyranny-of-the-majority-enacted bans are fear-based.
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