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Wednesday July 1, 2015

Myopic (mahy-OP-ik or mahy-OH-pik)

Short-sighted, lack of foresight, or narrow-minded

Usage Examples

  • His myopic view of the situation does not consider all of the negative consequences.
  • The president's decision to fund the war was myopic, now we have deal with the problems that come with an increased budget deficit.

Word Usage Tip

Myopia is the medical term for the inability to see things at a distance. Myopic is usually used figuratively and means the mental lack of ability to see or discern the long range implications of something. Someone who is myopic might have trouble seeing things from a different perspective or considering the future consequences of an action. Antonyms of myopic include open-minded and tolerant.

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