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

Definition of sighted

: having sight clear-sighted a sighted person

Examples of sighted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The government reckons that more than 450m people in China, or at least one in three, are short-sighted (meaning that distant objects appear blurry). The Economist, "Hope for myopes Over 70% of 12-14 year olds in China are short-sighted," 18 Jan. 2020 Let’s reverse short-sighted policies that add to traffic and pollution while reducing affordability and fiscal sustainability., "Who are the City Council candidates in Newton’s Ward 6?," 22 Oct. 2019 But then India’s economy began to slow, a product of the external global market environment, continued structural challenges on the domestic front and short-sighted government policies. Ian Bremmer, Time, "I Argued That Narendra Modi Was India's Best Hope for Economic Reform. Things Have Changed," 20 Dec. 2019 But Dufton led his sighted fiancee Molly Thompson during a seven-hour haul up the E1 -- extremely severe -- rated East Face route. Ben Morse, CNN, "Blind climber Jesse Dufton pushing boundaries after leading 449-foot climb," 28 Nov. 2019 These reductive arguments are short-sighted and betray a fundamental misunderstanding of the potential risks and benefits of esports in schools. Wired, "High Schools Need to Get Over It and Embrace Esports," 10 Oct. 2019 The consequences of this short-sighted policy could be dire. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Trump proposes denying free school meals to a half-million children," 21 Oct. 2019 Some of these objects were close to the sighted mammals, posing entanglement and ingestion risks to animals using the GPGP as a migration corridor or core habitat. Claudia Harmata,, "Whales Have Been Spotted Swimming in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for the First Time," 28 Oct. 2019 Second, people really do make a lot of dumb and short-sighted decisions. Robert Verbruggen, National Review, "Incandescent Light Bulbs Stink (and Other Hard Truths)," 24 Oct. 2019

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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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23 Jan 2020

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“Sighted.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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