Definition of myopic in English:



  • 1Nearsighted.

    • ‘However, the treatments do not seem to be as effective or as accurate as myopic corrections except in low corrections.’
    • ‘Retinal degeneration is more common in myopic eyes but it's not exactly related to macular degeneration.’
    • ‘The myopic child can be introverted, studious, and solitary, with no interest in ball games or outdoor pursuits.’
    • ‘And of the 5,000 children who turned up at eye clinics for further checks, about half were mildly myopic or shortsighted.’
    • ‘Approximately 62 million people in the United States are myopic (ie, nearsighted) and require eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction.’
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    1. 1.1Lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight.
      ‘the government still has a myopic attitude to public spending’
      • ‘They want to be hip and happening, but the peer pressure of a myopic public usually stifles a sense of invention and experimentation.’
      • ‘Originally they were portrayed as boring, myopic bean counters completely lacking in foresight or creativity.’
      • ‘Legal and financial issues are certainly important, but it is myopic to stop at just these.’
      • ‘Such notions are myopic and without foresight.’
      • ‘After all, why should the majority suffer for the myopic attitude of a minority, she asks.’
      unimaginative, uncreative, unadventurous, narrow-minded, lacking foresight, small-minded, short-term, narrow
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