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 clearly see objects that are close to them.

noun [ U ] uk /ˌʃɔːtˈsaɪ.tɪd.nəs/ us /ˌʃɔːrtˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd.nəs/ US also nearsightedness

(Definition of “short-sighted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)