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"nearsighted" in British English

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nearsightedadjective

uk   /ˌnɪəˈsaɪ.tɪd/  us   /ˌnɪrˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/ US (UK shortsighted)
B2 Someone who is nearsighted cannot ​seeobjectsclearly that are ​far away.
nearsightedness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of nearsighted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nearsightedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈnɪərˌsɑɪ·t̬ɪd/
able to ​seeclearly only ​objects that are ​close up
(Definition of nearsighted from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nearsighted”
in Arabic قَصير النظَر…
in Korean 근시의…
in Portuguese míope…
in Catalan miop…
in Japanese 近視の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 近视的…
in Turkish miyop, uzağı göremeyen…
in Russian близорукий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 近視的…
in Italian miope…
in Polish krótkowzroczny…
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