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myopic

[mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik] /maɪˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/
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 of myopic
1790-1800
1790-1800; myop(ia) + -ic
Related forms
myopically, adverb
nonmyopic, adjective
nonmyopically, adverb
unmyopic, adjective
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adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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