V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. being nearsighted--having myopia; 2. lacking foresight or understanding

Synonyms: nearsighted, short-sighted, narrow-minded, closed-minded

Antonyms: provident

Tips: To help you learn the word myopic, think of the medical condition of myopia, which is commonly called "near-sightedness." Myopic is used to describe people who are both near-sighted--can't see far distances--and who are short-sighted in their views--they are not able to explore more than the obvious or what is right in front of them. Myopic is similar in meaning to obtuse. Obtuse describes someone who is dim-witted and has difficulty understanding complex issues. Myopic is used to describe people who are being short-sighted and are not considering the future (because they are obtuse).

Usage Examples:

While baseball managers sometimes see less successful teams as being capable of developing future talent, fans tend to be more myopic, wanting to win now. (short-sighted)

The myopic child was reluctant to participate in school because he could not clearly see the blackboard. (nearsighted)

He had a very myopic vision for the country, which neglected to address future problems like Social Security and Medicare. (short-sighted)

Her myopic and unimaginative thinking would never produce any great ideas. (short-sighted, closed-minded)

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