nearsighted

adjective
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 Childhood is an important time to think about myopia because myopic children tend to become more nearsighted over time. Olivia Killeen, The Conversation, "Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight," 21 May 2020 Throughout The Great, the black comedy’s satirical tone captures how theatrical and nearsighted politics can become amid a crisis. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "What The Great Reveals About Trump’s Pandemic Denial," 21 May 2020 Oxpeckers riding on rhinos feast on ticks, and their calls warn the nearsighted herbivores about approaching humans. Susanne Bard, Scientific American, "Birds on Rhinos' Backs Help Them Avoid Poachers," 22 Apr. 2020 At seven miles up and over ten miles from the landing site (or about 11 kilometers up and 16 kilometers away), the suddenly nearsighted radar was unable to lock onto anything. Frank O’brien, Ars Technica, "A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14," 30 Jan. 2020 Dear Mayo Clinic: My son is nearsighted and has been wearing glasses for three years. Mayo Clinic News Network, chicagotribune.com, "Mayo Clinic Q&A: Understanding nearsightedness in children," 20 Nov. 2019 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. BostonGlobe.com, "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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nearsighted. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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nearsighted

adjective

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

nearsighted

adjective
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

nearsighted

adjective
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

Other Words from nearsighted

nearsightedly adverb

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