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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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  • Delman had never pictured him like this, small, myopic, with fair hair and sloping shoulders.

    Rich Living Michael Cathal
  • I had to save the day by answering that I was glad to be myopic just now.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • The point of view is too myopic, too tight and close to take in the inductive argument.

  • He observed her; sparks glinted in the myopic eyes of this extraordinary woman.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • Her companion, the gentleman of the myopic eyes and pale mustaches, was her niece's husband, De Courcy Lloyd.

    Rich Man, Poor Man Maximilian Foster
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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