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1. Nearsighted; myopic.
2. Lacking foresight.

short′sight′ed·ly adv.
short′sight′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.shortsightedness - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive abilityshortsightedness - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
ophthalmology - the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
2.shortsightedness - a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
imprudence - a lack of caution in practical affairs
prodigality, profligacy, extravagance - the trait of spending extravagantly
thriftlessness, wastefulness, waste - the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
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n. V.: myopia.
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