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Definition of "nearsighted" []

  • Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic. (adjective)
  • Relating to or suffering from myopia (adjective)

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Use "nearsighted" in a sentence
  • "And the fact that almost all of you don't -- Ed Begley Jr. notwithstanding -- your political hysteria makes you out to be highly immoral laugh riots in the eyes of those with even partial eyesight (I am very nearsighted, which is hereditary)."
  • "You say in your book that shareholders are mostly "nearsighted"."
  • "He was kind of nearsighted, Hezzy was, and when Martha was fightin 'to get a place in front of a bargain counter he stayed astern and kept his eyes fixed on a hat she was wearin'."