Myopic My*op"ic, a. Pertaining to, or affected with, or characterized by, myopia; nearsighted. [1913 Webster]

{Myopic astigmatism}, a condition in which the eye is affected with myopia in one meridian only. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • myopic — (adj.) short sighted, 1800, from MYOPIA (Cf. myopia) + IC (Cf. ic). Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopical (1748); myopically …   Etymology dictionary

  • myopic — [adj] able only to see things near at hand astigmatic, biased, blind, halfsighted, nearsighted, presbyopic, shortsighted; concept 619 Ant. far sighted …   New thesaurus

  • myopic — [[t]maɪɒ̱pɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as myopic, you are critical of them because they seem unable to realize that their actions might have negative consequences. The Government still has a myopic attitude to… …   English dictionary

  • myopic — adjective a) nearsighted; unable to see distant objects unaided Corrective lenses compensate for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye. b) shortsighted; improvident A stronger prescription for myopic night drivers is often needed. See …   Wiktionary

  • myopic — adjective 1) a myopic patient Syn: nearsighted; chiefly Brit. shortsighted Ant: farsighted 2) the government s myopic attitude Syn: unimaginative, uncreative, unadventurous …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • myopic — Relating to or suffering from myopia. * * * my·o·pic ō pik, äp ik adj affected by myopia: of, relating to, or exhibiting myopia my·o·pi·cal·ly (ə )lē adv myopic n MYOPE …   Medical dictionary

  • myopic — adj. Myopic is used with these nouns: ↑view …   Collocations dictionary

  • myopic — my|o|pic [maıˈɔpık US ˈa:pık] adj 1.) unwilling or unable to think about the future, especially about the possible results of a particular action used in order to show disapproval = ↑short sighted ▪ the government s myopic attitude to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • myopic — my|op|ic [ maı apık ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL not thinking about what the results of your actions will be: myopic voters who only want lower taxes now 2. ) MEDICAL not able to see clearly things that are far away. A less technical word for this is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • myopic — adjective 1 unwilling or unable to think about the future results of your actions: the government s myopic refusal to take environmental issues seriously 2 technical unable to see things clearly that are faraway; shortsighted (1) myopically /… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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