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1. Nearsighted; myopic.
2. Lacking foresight.

short′sight′ed·ly adv.
short′sight′ed·ness n.


(ˈʃɔrtˈsaɪ tɪd)

1. nearsighted.
2. lacking in foresight.
short′sight′ed•ly, adv.
short′sight′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shortsighted - lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
2.shortsighted - unable to see distant objects clearly
3.shortsighted - not given careful consideration; "ill-considered actions often result in disaster"; "an ill-judged attempt"
imprudent - not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
References in classic literature ?
He had never seen any, though his eyes were good, whereas Christine, who was a little shortsighted, pretended that she had seen many.
Unhappy, shortsighted Anselmo, what art thou doing, what art thou plotting, what art thou devising?
At the end of it I sat, temper- ing nuts with a cigarette, regretting Ogilvy's rashness, and denouncing the shortsighted timidity of the Martians.
Being seated, she proceeded, still with an air of hurry and embarrassment, to open her cabas, to take out her books; and, while I was waiting for her to look up, in order to make out her identity--for, shortsighted as I was, I had not recognized her at her entrance--Mdlle.
Her bust, which had always seemed like marble to Pierre, was so close to him that his shortsighted eyes could not but perceive the living charm of her neck and shoulders, so near to his lips that he need only have bent his head a little to have touched them.
Then he opened his eyes which wore for a second the queer look of a shortsighted person's whose spectacles are lost.
Her face being, from her entrance, towards the chancel, even her shortsighted eyes soon discerned Will, but there was no outward show of her feeling except a slight paleness and a grave bow as she passed him.
She had even the right to go out of existence without considering anyone's feelings or convenience since some women's existences were made impossible by the shortsighted baseness of men.
It is like depending upon the report of a shortsighted person as to whom he sees coming along the road at a moment when he is firmly convinced that Jones is sure to come.
Russell said: "The idea is that the pug is very shortsighted and needs to wear glasses.
AS someone who for the past 12 years has played a small part in the tourist industry of our city, I found it strange and shortsighted that the council should close the tourist office in the Old Library.
For ministers to target people with Parkinson's, MS and dementia is as shortsighted as it is heartless.