short-sighted

shortsighted

[shawrt-sahy-tid]
adjective
1.
unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
2.
lacking in foresight: a shortsighted plan.

Origin:
1615–25

shortsightedly, adverb
shortsightedness, noun


2. unthinking, heedless, careless, improvident.


2. prudent.
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short-sighted
 
adj
1.  relating to or suffering from myopia
2.  lacking foresight: a short-sighted plan
 
short-'sightedly
 
adv
 
short-'sightedness
 
n

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short-sighted
1622, "not taking the future into account," from short (adj.) + pt. of sight (q.v.). Lit. sense is recorded from 1649.
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shortsighted short·sight·ed (shôrt'sī'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Nearsighted; myopic.

  2. Lacking foresight.


short'sight'ed·ly adv.
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