Definition of shortsighted
1 : lacking foresight
2 : nearsighted
Examples of shortsighted in a Sentence
shortsighted politicians who only care about how they do in the next election
The plan was dangerously shortsighted.
Recent Examples of shortsighted from the Web
Rogers countered complaints of little warning from his colleagues, asserting: There’s been nothing shortsighted about this.
These shortsighted decisions represent willful ignorance by relying on ideology instead of data and compassion.
Every shortsighted critic would be exposed, those of insufficient faith or unworthy vision would be shamed.
Gina Champion-Cain, American National Investments YES: Any effort to expedite a project of this magnitude is wildly shortsighted.
The procedure is geared to those who are shortsighted and can’t replace Lasik in all cases, but may be an option for some patients who could not previously get Lasik.
Cutting these programs would be shortsighted and would hurt our national security.
This is shortsighted, and in cases where employers match 401(k) contributions, the cost of the shortsightedness goes out of sight.
This may have proved shortsighted — Jarvis was quickly burning through her coffers defending Mother’s Day, in more ways than one.
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First Known Use of shortsighted
SHORTSIGHTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortsighted for English Language Learners
: not considering what will or might happen in the future
: made or done without thinking about what will happen in the future
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