adjective Date: 1686 able to see near things more clearly than distant ones ; myopic • nearsightedly adverb

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  • Nearsighted — Near sight ed, a. Seeing distinctly at short distances only; myopic; shortsighted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nearsighted — [adj] myopic blind as a bat*, purblind, shortsighted; concept 619 …   New thesaurus

  • nearsighted — [nir′sīt΄id] adj. having better vision for near objects than for distant ones; myopic nearsightedly adv. nearsightedness n …   English World dictionary

  • nearsighted — adjective I m too nearsighted to go without my glasses Syn: myopic; informal as blind as a bat; archaic purblind Ant: farsighted …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nearsighted — nearsightedly, adv. nearsightedness, n. /near suy tid, suy /, adj. 1. seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic. 2. shortsighted. [1680 90; NEAR + SIGHT + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • nearsighted — adjective Spelling variant of near sighted …   Wiktionary

  • nearsighted — near·sight·ed ni(ə)r sīt əd adj able to see near things more clearly than distant ones: MYOPIC near·sight·ed·ly adv …   Medical dictionary

  • nearsighted — Synonyms and related words: asquint, astigmatic, authoritarian, bigot, bigoted, blind, blindfold, blindfolded, blink eyed, blinking, blinky, borne, closed, constricted, cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, dim sighted, fanatical, farsighted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nearsighted — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. shortsighted, myopic. See vision.Ant., farsighted. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. shortsighted, astigmatic, mope eyed; see myopic . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. myopic, shortsighted, *blind as a… …   English dictionary for students

  • nearsighted — near|sight|ed [ˌnıəˈsaıtıd US ˈnırsaıtıd] adj especially AmE unable to see things clearly unless they are close to you →↑far sighted British Equivalent: shortsighted >nearsightedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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