What does short-sighted mean?

Definitions for short-sighted

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word short-sighted.


  1. short-sighted(Adjective)

    Nearsighted; myopic; unable to focus on distant objects.

  2. short-sighted(Adjective)

    Unable to see long-term objectives; lacking foresight.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of short-sighted in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of short-sighted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni:

    Italy's government considers it short-sighted and dangerous to underestimate the Greek crisis.

  2. Bryan McGrath:

    We would be operationally and strategically short-sighted not to retain unique amphibious capabilities within the Navy and Marine Corps team.

  3. John Delaney:

    I think it's short-sighted, the report makes clear is that we haven't done a good job here ... When you have a problem you've got to stop with incremental solutions and you need more of a wholesale solution.

  4. Jonas Bengtsson:

    When you do that kind of analysis, you should realise you can't have a short-sighted view, maximising competition in order to minimise prices. There are other factors to take into account, quality, willingness to invest.

  5. Kurt Schwartz:

    When we're thinking of the Boston Marathon, that's a primary goal, we could create a 20-yard buffer between the street and the nearest spectator, but it would just so fundamentally change the char of the day, it would be short-sighted.

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