sight·​ed | \ˈsī-təd \

Definition of sighted 

: having sight clear-sighted a sighted person

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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 Reformers say the cuts are short-sighted and will end up costing Florida taxpayers more in long-time incarceration costs, lead to more crime as inmates leave prison and get arrested again, and tear up more families. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Cash-strapped Florida prison agency wants private vendor to profit from inmate visits," 31 May 2018 There was political will and some more far-sighted politicians. Felipe Ossa, Daily Intelligencer, "Yanis Varoufakis Has Some Ideas About How to Save The Future," 25 May 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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