short-sighted Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “short-sighted” in the English Dictionary

"short-sighted" in British English

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

short-sighted adjective (SIGHT)

C2 (US also nearsighted) A short-sighted ​person can only ​clearlyseeobjects 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 ​technologicalresearch.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ (US also nearsightedness)
(Definition of short-sighted from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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