The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for shortsighted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the
             problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics
             derided the plan"; "myopic thinking" [syn: short,
             shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic]
      2: unable to see distant objects clearly [syn: nearsighted,
         shortsighted, myopic] [ant: farsighted, presbyopic]
      3: not given careful consideration; "ill-considered actions
         often result in disaster"; "an ill-judged attempt" [syn:
         ill-considered, ill-judged, improvident,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  103 Moby Thesaurus words for "shortsighted":
     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, hidebound, ill-advised,
     ill-considered, ill-contrived, ill-devised, ill-gauged, ill-judged,
     illiberal, imperceptive, impercipient, impolitic, imprudent,
     inadvisable, inconsiderate, indiscreet, inexpedient, injudicious,
     insensate, insensible, insular, irrational, little, little-minded,
     longsighted, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, mind-blind,
     mindless, misadvised, misguided, mope-eyed, myopic, narrow,
     narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited,
     nearsighted, nonunderstanding, parochial, petty, poor-sighted,
     presbyopic, provincial, purblind, reasonless, reckless, senseless,
     small, small-minded, squinch-eyed, squint-eyed, squinting, squinty,
     strabismal, strabismic, straitlaced, stuffy, thoughtless,
     unadvised, unapprehending, uncatholic, uncharitable,
     uncomprehending, unconsidered, undiscerning, unforeseeing,
     ungenerous, unliberal, unperceptive, unreasonable, unreflecting,
     unreflective, unseeing, unsensible, unsound, unthinking,
     unthoughtful, unwise, winking, witless

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "short-sighted":
     brash, careless, dim-sighted, heedless, impolitic, improvident,
     imprudent, impulsive, incautious, injudicious, limited, myopic,
     rash, reckless, thoughtless, unimaginative, unmindful,
     unprogressive, unthinking, unwary

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229