sight·​ed | \ ˈsī-təd \

Definition of sighted

: having sight clear-sighted a sighted person

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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 Far-sighted bosses know their stance on China must reflect a balanced assessment, not a delusional vision of globalisation in which anything less than a triumph is considered a travesty. The Economist, "America Inc and the rage against Beijing," 28 June 2018 Cash helps bring about financial independence for women, which, in turn, empowers them to make more far-sighted choices. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "SCOTUS Abortion, Women World Cup, Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg: Broadsheet June 25," 27 June 2018 For a state known for education, science, and health care, that’s a short-sighted gamble, and its adverse effects and costs will cluster among young people, low-income communities, and people with existing mental health problems. Timothy Naimi,, "Why marijuana policies in Massachusetts aren’t strict enough," 20 June 2018 Overall, there was a 10,000-fold difference between the most sharp-sighted and the most blurry-eyed species included in the study. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "How Does Your Vision Compare to Other Critters in the Animal Kingdom?," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of sighted

1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sighted was in 1552

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English Language Learners Definition of sighted

: able to see : not blind


sight·​ed | \ ˈsīt-əd \

Medical Definition of sighted

: having sight : not blind

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