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
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.
This shortsighted approach, however, must change in favor of the long-term economic view.
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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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