Definition of short-sighted adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʃɔːt ˈsaɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɔːrt ˈsaɪtɪd//
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  1. 1(especially British English) (usually North American English nearsighted) able to see things clearly only if they are very close to you She wears glasses because she’s very short-sighted. opposite long-sighted
  2. 2not thinking carefully about the possible effects of something or what might happen in the future a short-sighted policy an attitude which is likely to prove short-sighted