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English definition of “short-sighted”

short-sighted

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

short-sighted adjective (SIGHT)

C2 (US also nearsighted) describes someone who can only clearly see objects that are close to themEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers

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.Narrow-minded
short-sightedness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ (US also nearsightedness) us  
(Definition of short-sighted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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