near·​sight·​ed | \ ˈnir-ˌsī-təd How to pronounce nearsighted (audio) \

Definition of nearsighted

: able to see near things more clearly than distant ones : myopic needed glasses because he was nearsighted

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nearsightedly adverb

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Examples of nearsighted in a Sentence

I am a little nearsighted and need to wear glasses to drive.
Recent Examples on the Web The nearsighted landing radar fix was even more straightforward. Frank O’brien, Ars Technica, "A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14," 30 Jan. 2020 By 2050, estimates suggest that as much as a quarter of the world may be nearsighted. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "The number of nearsighted kids is soaring — and the reason why may not be what you think," 2 Dec. 2019 Large stakes in Uber and Slack have begun to look more nearsighted than visionary as the companies’ share prices have fallen in the months following their public offerings., "On Wednesday, Son, 62, defended that legacy in the face of his biggest setback in years. SoftBank reported that it took a nearly $4.6 billion hit from its investment in WeWork, the troubled office-space company that has come to symbolize the excesses of startup culture.," 7 Nov. 2019 Parents of children who are nearsighted will soon have another option for helping deal with the condition. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "California company gets FDA nod for first contact lens to slow nearsightedness in kids," 18 Nov. 2019 Acquaintances would remember him as a shy, nearsighted youth who liked soccer but preferred to spend his free time at the local mosque. Author: Joby Warrick, Anchorage Daily News, "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State’s ‘terrorist-in-chief,’ dead at 48," 27 Oct. 2019 His guide located a buffalo—a feat the nearsighted Roosevelt could never have managed on his own. H.w. Brands, Time, "How Theodore Roosevelt Fell in Love With the American West," 22 Oct. 2019 Tencent has also faced direct regulatory pressure this summer, after President Xi Jinping pointed out that too many children were nearsighted and said the government was taking action. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Tencent will soon require Chinese users to present IDs to play its video games," 5 Nov. 2018 For a nearsighted someone who struggles to spot the puck even in high definition, Fox’s red comet that trailed a rocketed shot was ahead of its time. Chad Finn,, "It’s officially a trend to bring referees into the broadcast booth," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of nearsighted

1686, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nearsighted was in 1686

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“Nearsighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nearsighted

chiefly US : unable to see things that are far away : able to see things that are close more clearly than things that are far away


near·​sight·​ed | \ ˈnir-ˈsī-təd How to pronounce nearsighted (audio) \

Kids Definition of nearsighted

: able to see things that are close more clearly than distant ones

Other Words from nearsighted

nearsightedness noun


near·​sight·​ed | \ ˈni(ə)r-ˈsīt-əd How to pronounce nearsighted (audio) \

Medical Definition of nearsighted

: able to see near things more clearly than distant ones : myopic

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nearsightedly adverb

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