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English definition of “short-sighted”


adjective (THOUGHT)    /ˌʃɔːtˈsaɪ.tɪd/ US  /ˌʃɔːrtˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/ disapproving
C2 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     /-nəs/ noun [U] (US also nearsightedness)
(Definition of short-sighted adjective (THOUGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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