• WordNet 3.6
    • adj shortsighted lacking foresight or scope "a short view of the problem","shortsighted policies","shortsighted critics derided the plan","myopic thinking"
    • adj shortsighted not given careful consideration "ill-considered actions often result in disaster","an ill-judged attempt"
    • adj shortsighted unable to see distant objects clearly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shortsighted Fig.: Not able to look far into futurity; unable to understand things deep; of limited intellect.
    • Shortsighted Having little regard for the future; heedless. "Cunning is a kind of shortsightedness ."
    • Shortsighted Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. See Myopic, and Myopia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shortsighted Having distinct vision only when the object is near; near-sighted; myopic.
    • shortsighted Not able to look far into futurity; of limited intellect; not able to discern remoter consequences or results; not gifted with foresight.
    • shortsighted Proceeding from or characterized by a want of foresight: as, a short-sighted plan.
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In literature:

And if there wa'n't zipp and scream to it, then I'm shortsighted in the eyes.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
He had previously had some misgivings that he was growing shortsighted, but he was convinced of it now.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
A shortsighted employee is as anxious to work overtime for double pay as a shortsighted employer is to have him.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
It is shortsighted action to deal with the kidneys alone in this trouble.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
I am a trifle shortsighted, and these moorland paths are confusing.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
Events which shortsighted politicians ascribed to earthly causes had been ordained on his account.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
Nature, shortsighted and impatient, can deal with the seen and the present only.
"Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews" by Handley C.G. Moule
They were as bewildered and hurt as children that any nation could be at once so shortsighted and so heartless as to bar homeless wanderers.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
A growing tendency to take a shortsighted and material view of political questions is also a disturbing sign of the times.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
He had thin wiry brown hair, and a plain face, with shortsighted kind brown eyes.
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey

In news:

Killing drug program for needy shortsighted .
PSRC's 'vision' shortsighted for Kitsap residents.
Waiting on green technology is shortsighted , say experts.
Lack of Computer Curricula Deemed Disastrous and Shortsighted .
Pro-business stance is ' shortsighted .
SNMP Threat Shows Why IT Cant Afford to Be Shortsighted .
Last month, in his State of the State address to the Legislature, Gov Rick Perry took predictable swipes at budget doomsayers, dismissing them as shortsighted pessimists.
Re "GOP's push to cut Medicaid is shortsighted and just plain mean," Column, Aug 3.
Council member says approach seems shortsighted.
Removing the train tracks all the way to Lake Placid is shortsighted at best.
Removing the train tracks all the way to Lake Placid is shortsighted at bes.
Now that Congress has changed hands, many voices will demand reversal of shortsighted federal policies.
Waiting on green technology is shortsighted, say experts.
Fracking is a shortsighted solution to our energy needs.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a shortsighted approach to solving our economic and energy needs.