myopically

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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myopic
1800, from myopia. Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopically.
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