shortsighted

adjective short·sight·ed \ ˈshȯrt-ˌsī-təd \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of shortsighted

1 :lacking foresight

shortsightedly

adverb

shortsightedness

noun

Examples of shortsighted in a Sentence

  1. shortsighted politicians who only care about how they do in the next election

  2. The plan was dangerously shortsighted.

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First Known Use of shortsighted

1622

shortsighted Synonyms

Synonyms
myopic, nearsighted
Antonyms
farsighted, hypermetropic, hyperopic
Related Words
astigmatic; purblind
Near Antonyms
presbyopic

SHORTSIGHTED Defined for English Language Learners

shortsighted

adjective

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


SHORTSIGHTED Defined for Kids

short-sighted

adjective short-sight·ed \ ˈshȯrt-ˈsī-təd \

Definition of short-sighted for Students

1 :made without thinking about what will happen in the future
  • a short-sighted policy

Medical Dictionary

shortsighted

adjective short·sight·ed \ ˈshȯrt-ˈsīt-əd \

medical Definition of shortsighted



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