short-sighted


short-sighted
adjective
1 especially BrE unable to see objects clearly unless they are very close; near­sighted especially AmE
—opposite longsighted
2 not considering the possible effects of something that seems to save time, money, or effort at the moment: a short-sighted policy of stopping investment in training
—opposite far­sighted — short-sightedly adverb — short-sightedness noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • short-sighted — adj 1.) especially BrE unable to see objects clearly unless they are very close American Equivalent: nearsighted ≠ ↑long sighted 2.) not considering the possible effects in the future of something that seems good now used to show disapproval ≠… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-sighted — adjective 1. ) dealing with things that are happening now but failing to consider what will happen in the future: short sighted plans 2. ) NEARSIGHTED ╾ ,short sight|ed|ness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short-sighted — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having short sight. 2) lacking imagination or foresight. DERIVATIVES short sightedly adverb short sightedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • short-sighted — also shortsighted 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. Syn: myopic Derived words …   English dictionary

  • short-sighted — UK / US adjective 1) British not able to see things clearly if they are far away from you 2) dealing with things that are happening now but failing to consider what will happen in the future short sighted plans Derived word: short sightedness… …   English dictionary

  • short-sighted — adj. Short sighted is used with these nouns: ↑policy …   Collocations dictionary

  • short-sighted — short sight·ed || ‚ʃɔrt saɪtɪd /ʃɔːt limited in vision over distances, short visioned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • short-sighted — adj 1. myopic, purblind, near sighted; weak eyed, dim eyed, mope eyed, lazy eyed; weak sighted, dim sighted, partially sighted, half blind. 2. unthinking, thoughtless, unmindful, heedless, regardless; reckless, rash, brash, headlong, pell mell,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • short-sighted — /ˈʃɔt saɪtəd / (say shawt suytuhd) adjective 1. unable to see far; near sighted; myopic. 2. lacking in foresight. –short sightedly, adverb –short sightedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • short-sighted — Synonyms and related words: brash, careless, dim sighted, heedless, impolitic, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, injudicious, limited, myopic, rash, reckless, thoughtless, unimaginative, unmindful, unprogressive, unthinking, unwary …   Moby Thesaurus