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Definition of "shortsighted" [short•sight•ed]

  • Nearsighted; myopic. (adjective)
  • Lacking foresight. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shortsighted" in a sentence
  • "Selfish and shortsighted is to underinvest on infrastructure."
  • "But for whatever reason, either archaic moral relativism or in the name of shortsighted Realpolitik, we don't act."
  • "Surely, precisely the wrong response would be to permit those frustrations to boil over in shortsighted approaches-protectionism, defaults, and inflation-that could only aggravate the situation, undermine the progress that has been achieved, and set back prospects for years to come."