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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 ?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
Then he opened his eyes which wore for a second the queer look of a shortsighted person's whose spectacles are lost.
That's rather shortsighted," Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.
So let's just get on with providing the country with what is required to keep us moving forward and not get stuck in the clutches of a few shortsighted fracking protesters.
Shortsighted decision I REFER to your article about the financial problems at the National Heritage Centre For Horseracing and Sporting Art (October 2) and in particular about the decision to make curator Graham Snelling redundant.