Definition of “nearsighted” - English Dictionary

“nearsighted” in British English

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nearsightedadjective

uk /ˌnɪəˈsaɪ.tɪd/ us /ˌnɪrˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd/ US UK shortsighted

B2 Someone who is nearsighted cannot see objects clearly that are far away.

nearsightedness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌnɪəˈsaɪ.tɪd.nəs/ us /ˌnɪrˈsaɪ.t̬ɪd.nəs/

(Definition of “nearsighted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nearsighted” in American English

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nearsightedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈnɪərˌsɑɪ·t̬ɪd/

able to see clearly only objects that are close up

(Definition of “nearsighted” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)