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short-sighted

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
short-sighted
1 especially British EnglishMI unable to see objects clearly unless they are very close [= nearsighted American English; ≠ long-sighted]
2 not considering the possible effects in the future of something that seems good now - used to show disapproval [≠ far-sighted]:
a short-sighted policy of reducing investment in training
short-sightedly adverb
short-sightedness noun [uncountable]
Thanks to the government's short-sightedness, our hospitals are very short of cash.

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