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[mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik] /maɪˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/
Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.
unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.
lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded.
Origin of myopic
1790-1800; myop(ia) + -ic
Related forms
myopically, adverb
nonmyopic, adjective
nonmyopically, adverb
unmyopic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • He first tried the technology on himself to correct his myopic eyesight.
  • The humanist label was less a cause of chagrin, since he found the cyberpunk ethos myopic, a glorification of bad morals.
  • Dogma and myopic politics always falls short in explanation.
  • Their myopic drive to assure quarterly profits stifles innovation.
  • Our arrogant and myopic disregard for non-human life has got to be the most dangerous element of our character as a species.
  • Only a willfully myopic lawmaker would try to lead the country down that path.
Word Origin and History for myopic

"short-sighted," 1800, from myopia + -ic. Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopical (1748); myopically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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