- also shortsighted1) ADJ-GRADED If you are short-sighted, you cannot see things properly when they are far away, because there is something wrong with your eyes. [mainly BRIT]
Testing showed her to be very short-sighted.Syn:Derived words:short-sightedness N-UNCOUNT(in AM, usually use near-sighted)
Radical eye surgery promises to cure short-sightedness.2) ADJ-GRADED If someone is short-sighted about something, or if their ideas are short-sighted, they do not make proper or careful judgements about the future.
Environmentalists fear that this is a short-sighted approach to the problem of global warming...
I think we're being very short-sighted.Derived words:short-sightedness N-UNCOUNT
The government now recognises the short-sightedness of this approach.
English dictionary. 2008.