sight·​ed | \ ˈsī-təd How to pronounce sighted (audio) \

Definition of sighted

: having sight clear-sighted a sighted person

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The state’s decision, Nassar said, is short-sighted and does not consider the demand for such services in the region. Jesse Leavenworth,, "East of the Connecticut River leaders blast state’s denial of expanded cardiac care at Manchester Memorial Hospital," 17 June 2019 Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin. Quanta Magazine, "How to Triumph and Cooperate in Game Theory and Evolution," 9 Nov. 2017 But to dismiss their practical worth seems both short-sighted and self-defeating. The New York Review of Books, "Michael Massing," 14 Jan. 2016 Nuanced roles like this don't come around often, and The CW's decision to cast a sighted actress, Perry Mattfeld, came after auditioning several blind performers. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The CW’s In the Dark Is a Compelling Look at the Blind Experience," 4 Apr. 2019 When gas prices soared above $4 a gallon, Detroit's short-sighted strategy was exposed and the American auto industry imploded., "American automakers scrap cars, ceding market to foreign makes," 23 Jan. 2018 For decades Jordanian leaders could count on wealthy allies to pay for short-sighted economic policies. The Economist, "Jordan’s King Abdullah tries to calm an angry public," 6 June 2018 Calls to abolish the agency are short-sighted and wrong. Joe Garofoli,, "Gavin Newsom calls for ‘fundamental reforms’ for ICE," 3 July 2018 As the only sighted players on the field, the goalies shouted directions to help teammates find the ball or change positions. Lauren Lumpkin,, "With hopes of a national team, Maryland School for the Blind hosts camp for visually impaired soccer players," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of sighted

1552, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sighted

: able to see : not blind


sight·​ed | \ ˈsīt-əd How to pronounce sighted (audio) \

Medical Definition of sighted

: having sight : not blind

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