myopic

adjective my·o·pic \ mī-ˈō-pik , -ˈä-pik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of myopic

1 :affected by myopia :of, relating to, or exhibiting myopia :nearsighted
  • It is likely the FDA will initially approve the procedure for severely myopic patients, though it is unclear what range of impaired vision will be included.
  • —Rhonda Rundle
  • In some eyes, the lens does not become flat enough to bring far objects in focus, although it focuses near objects well; people with such eyes are said to be myopic (nearsighted).
  • —Rita L.Atkinson et al.
2 :lacking in foresight or discernment :narrow in perspective and without concern for broader implications
  • Higher learning can offer individuals and societies a depth and breadth of vision absent from the inevitably myopic present.
  • —Drew Gilpin Faust
  • But only a myopic angler would fail to recognize the alarming signals in those unusual conditions.
  • —Pete Bodo
  • Like most who mutilate Chopin, he was musically myopic, fawning over each note instead of seeking the longer shape of a phrase, its arc and context, where the real beauty lay.
  • —Andrew Corsello
  • When he ran again in 2013, this time without a primary opponent, his campaign had an almost myopic focus on a subject dear to Republicans: job creation.
  • —Andy Kroll

myopically

play \mī-ˈō-pi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈä-\ adverb
    • After the Revolution the newly independent American states, governed by large elected legislatures, formed a loose confederation in which each state myopically pursued its own highly localized interests.
    • —Russell Baker

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First Known Use of myopic

1800


Medical Dictionary

1

myopic

adjective my·o·pic \ -ˈō-pik , -ˈäp-ik \

medical Definition of myopic

:affected by myopia :of, relating to, or exhibiting myopia

myopically

play \-(ə-)lē\ adverb

2

myopic

noun

medical Definition of myopic



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