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[shawrt-sahy-tid] /ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd/
unable to see far; nearsighted; myopic.
lacking in foresight:
a shortsighted plan.
Origin of shortsighted
Related forms
shortsightedly, adverb
shortsightedness, noun
2. unthinking, heedless, careless, improvident.
2. prudent. Unabridged
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  • But dismissing the book on those grounds alone would be shortsighted.
  • Those are the forecasts that will make you look shortsighted.
  • If anything, global culling or birth control are rather shortsighted solutions themselves.
  • Please do your own research before your next rant, lest you be the one who is shortsighted.
  • Without an overarching strategy, it's no wonder that so many tactical decisions have been shortsighted or outright contradictory.
  • Such a reduction seems nonpresidential, shortsighted, arbitrary.
  • It is really shortsighted to blame the car for the source of electricity.
  • It's fairly shortsighted, selfish and counter-intuitive.
  • To say that religion and science can never be reconciled is arrogant, shortsighted, and foolish.
  • These are simple, shortsighted vote-seeking measures that will benefit a small group at the cost of the economy as a whole.
shortsighted in Medicine

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

  1. Nearsighted; myopic.

  2. Lacking foresight.

short'sight'ed·ly adv.
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