Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Nearsighted; myopic.
  • adj. Lacking foresight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative spelling of short-sighted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. See myopic, and myopia.
  • adj. Fig.: Not able to look far into futurity; unable to understand things deep; of limited intellect.
  • adj. Having little regard for the future; heedless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having distinct vision only when the object is near; near-sighted; myopic.
  • Not able to look far into futurity; of limited intellect; not able to discern remoter consequences or results; not gifted with foresight.
  • Proceeding from or characterized by a want of foresight: as, a short-sighted plan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not given careful consideration
  • adj. lacking foresight or scope
  • adj. unable to see distant objects clearly

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Examples

  • Selfish and shortsighted is to underinvest on infrastructure.

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  • But for whatever reason, either archaic moral relativism or in the name of shortsighted Realpolitik, we don't act.

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  • Surely, precisely the wrong response would be to permit those frustrations to boil over in shortsighted approaches-protectionism, defaults, and inflation-that could only aggravate the situation, undermine the progress that has been achieved, and set back prospects for years to come.

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  • I would call it shortsighted, Mr. Obama said to applause from an audience of mostly young people.

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  • Pahad described as shortsighted a decision by Europe to withdraw from a planned European Union (EU) - African Union (AU) summit due to have taken place in April.

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  • The ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!"

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  • Yet school administrators throughout the U.S. are plucking from an abundance of skilled international teachers, a burgeoning import that critics call shortsighted but educators here and abroad say meets the needs of students and qualified candidates.

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  • School administrators throughout the United States are plucking from an abundance of skilled international teachers, a burgeoning import that critics call shortsighted but educators here and abroad say meets the needs of students and qualified candidates.

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