1) 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.

Derived words:
short-sightedness N-UNCOUNT

Radical eye surgery promises to cure short-sightedness.

(in AM, usually use near-sighted)
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.


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