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narrow-mindedness, blinkered approach, blinkered attitude, parochialism, provincialism, localism, narrowness, small-mindedness, pettiness, short-sightedness, myopia, inflexibility, dogmatism, illiberality, intolerance, prejudice, bigotry, bias, partisanship, sectarianism, xenophobia, discriminationView synonyms
- ‘The Romans considered myopia a permanent defect that reduced the market value of a slave.’
- ‘Astigmatism may occur with myopia or hyperopia.’
- ‘The medical name for short-sightedness is myopia.’
- ‘And so we found an association between this opacity at the back of the lens and short-sightedness, or myopia.’
- ‘Apart from testing the eye, they supply booklets detailing eye care with particular reference to refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.’
- 1.1 Lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight.‘historians have been censured for their myopia in treating modern science as a western phenomenon’
- ‘The difference between political and religious leadership has blurred due to which the nation as a whole is affected gravely by myopia.’
- ‘It reeks of the typical psychology and myopia of the supposed intellectually and militarily powerful.’
- ‘The Register reports another example of corporate myopia.’
- ‘And while intellectual hyperopia gets in the way of first class, specialised academic work, intellectual myopia is a more pernicious and widespread affliction of intellectual life today.’
- ‘The result is a sort of national and cultural myopia.’
Early 18th century: modern Latin, from late Greek muōpia, from Greek muōps (see myope).
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