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[ UK /ʃˈɔːtsa‍ɪtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɔɹtˈsaɪtɪd/ ]
  1. unable to see distant objects clearly
  2. lacking foresight or scope
    shortsighted critics derided the plan
    shortsighted policies
    myopic thinking
    a short view of the problem
  3. not given careful consideration
    an ill-judged attempt
    ill-considered actions often result in disaster
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How To Use shortsighted In A Sentence

  • Selfish and shortsighted is to underinvest on infrastructure. Matthew Yglesias » Jindal’s Debt Analogy
  • Citizen movements recognize that corporate globalists cannot deliver on their promises because the narrow and shortsighted financial imperatives that drive their institutions are antithetical to such goals.
  • I have suffered from myopia or shortsightedness all my life and things are getting worse.
  • Why are we so inconsistent, so irrational, so illogical and so selfishly shortsighted?
  • To be sure, Khamenei would not be the first Iranian leader to consolidate power in shortsighted fashion. Nathan Gonzalez: Is Revolution Brewing in Iran?
  • Negative beliefs are a source of shortsightedness, irresponsibility, irresoluteness and timidity. If you do not believe that you can create and control your future, you are unlikely to win in life. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • The masses were, in brief, shortsighted, selfish and fickle, an easy prey to unscrupulous orators who came to be known as demagogues.
  • The ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up! BeyeNETWORK Content
  • Overall, this is a good problem for Apple to have but the folks at Nokia in Espoo, Finland must be thanking Steve Jobs profusely for his shortsightedness. Good News in the One Million Missing iPhones - Bits Blog -
  • Pahad described as shortsighted a decision by Europe to withdraw from a planned European Union (EU) - African Union (AU) summit due to have taken place in April. ANC Daily News Briefing
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