Shortsighted Short"sight`ed, a. 1. Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. See {Myopic}, and {Myopia}. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: Not able to look far into futurity; unable to understand things deep; of limited intellect. [1913 Webster]

3. Having little regard for the future; heedless. [1913 Webster] -- {Short"sight`ed*ly}, adv. -- {Short"sight`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Cunning is a kind of shortsightedness. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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