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[neer-sahy-tid, -sahy-] /ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ-/
seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
Origin of nearsighted
1680-90; near + sight + -ed3
Related forms
nearsightedly, adverb
nearsightedness, noun Unabridged
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  • nearsighted friends may mistake this sleek little number for an aluminum cell phone.
  • In part, it is a problem of nearsighted management that encourages profits at the expense of quality.
  • If you are nearsighted consider having a special pair of underwater prescriptive swim goggles made up.
  • It stood on its hind legs, nearsighted, and sniffed to see what they were.
  • The first problem is that it is terminally nearsighted.
  • If you're celebrating a birthday this month, you're more likely to be nearsighted than those born in the winter.
  • They are nearsighted above water and use sound, touch and smell to communicate with each other.
  • Although the point at which she lost them is not clear, she admitted being nearsighted and unable to see without them.
  • Contrary to popular belief, bears are not nearsighted.
  • Though nearsighted, moose have keen senses of smell and hearing which warn them of potential danger.
nearsighted in Medicine

nearsighted near·sight·ed (nēr'sī'tĭd)
Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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