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English definition of “short-sighted”

short-sighted

adjective     /ˌʃɔːtˈsaɪtɪd/
SIGHT not able to see far without wearing glassesEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
THINKING not thinking enough about how an action will affect the future: a short-sighted policyNarrow-minded
(Definition of short-sighted adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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