near sighted

myopic; unable to see distant objects unaided

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  • near-sighted — (adj.) also nearsighted, 1680s, from NEAR (Cf. near) + SIGHT (Cf. sight). Figurative use from 1856. Related: Nearsightedly; nearsightedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • near-sighted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ short sighted …   English terms dictionary

  • near-sighted — also nearsighted ADJ GRADED Someone who is near sighted cannot see distant things clearly. [AM; also BRIT, OLD FASHIONED] The girl squinted at the photograph. She seemed to be nearsighted. Syn: short sighted Ant: long sighted …   English dictionary

  • near-sighted — n. esp. US = SHORT SIGHTED. Derivatives: near sightedly adv. near sightedness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • near-sighted — adjective myopic, suffering from myopia Syn: myopic, short sighted …   Wiktionary

  • near-sighted — Synonyms and related words: biased, bigoted, dogmatic, heedless, illiberal, insular, intolerant, myopic, narrow, narrow minded, one sided, opinionated, parochial, partial, prejudiced, short sighted, unimaginative, unsophisticated, unthinking …   Moby Thesaurus

  • near-sighted — a. Short sighted, myopic, purblind …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • near-sighted — adj 1. myopic, short sighted, purblind, mope eyed. 2. narrow minded, narrow, closed minded, parochial, provincial, insular, hidebound, illiberal; prejudiced, bigoted, biased, partial, one sided, unobjective; dogmatic, fanatic, opinionated,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • near-sighted — /ˈnɪə saɪtəd / (say near suytuhd) adjective seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic. –nearsightedly, adverb –nearsightedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • near|sight|ed — near sight|ed or near|sight|ed «NIHR SY tihd», adjective. not able to see far; seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic: »Near sighted people usually wear glasses. Figurative. a near sighted mind. –near´ sight´ed|ly, –near´sight´ed|ly,… …   Useful english dictionary

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