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short-sighted

adjective uk   /ˌʃɔːtˈsaɪ.tɪd/ us    /ˌʃɔːrtˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/

short-sighted adjective (SIGHT)

C2 ( US also nearsighted) A short-sighted person can only clearly see objects that are close to them.

short-sighted adjective (THOUGHT)

C2 disapproving not thinking enough about how an action will affect the future: It's very short-sighted of the government not to invest in technological research.
short-sightedness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ ( US also nearsightedness) us  
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