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1. Nearsighted; myopic.
2. Lacking foresight.
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|Noun||1.||shortsightedness - (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
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n. V.: myopia.
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