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Definition of "myopic" []

  • Nearsighted; unable to see distant objects unaided (adjective)
  • Shortsighted; improvident (adjective)
  • Narrow minded (adjective)
  • A short-sighted individual. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "myopic" in a sentence
  • "The word myopic has appeared in 38 New York Times articles in the past year, including on June 21 in the Op-Ed article, "The Sun Is the Best Optometrist," by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang:"
  • "Richardson, 46, said that her parents had been reduced to caricatures of a "bisexual father" and "Marxist mother" which she described as "myopic"."
  • "So although on the surface of it they may look like two very different topics, when you drill down it's about the same issues: long term issues like poverty, economic development, growth and pensions and long term growth in developed countries and the dangers of using short term myopic policy to resolve it."