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shortsighted

[shawrt-sahy-tid] /ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
2.
lacking in foresight:
a shortsighted plan.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25
Related forms
shortsightedly, adverb
shortsightedness, noun
Synonyms
2. unthinking, heedless, careless, improvident.
Antonyms
2. prudent.
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British Dictionary definitions for short-sighted

short-sighted

adjective
1.
relating to or suffering from myopia
2.
lacking foresight a short-sighted plan
Derived Forms
short-sightedly, adverb
short-sightedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for short-sighted
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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short-sighted in Medicine

shortsighted short·sight·ed (shôrt'sī'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Nearsighted; myopic.

  2. Lacking foresight.


short'sight'ed·ly adv.
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