from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Nearsighted; myopic.
- adj. Lacking foresight.
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- 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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Selfish and shortsighted is to underinvest on infrastructure.
But for whatever reason, either archaic moral relativism or in the name of shortsighted Realpolitik, we don't act.
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.
I would call it shortsighted, Mr. Obama said to applause from an audience of mostly young people.
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.
The ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!"
The ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'
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.
The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the Pathologists yelled, 'Over my dead body!' while the
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.