Word of the Day: Myopic


[mahy-op-ik, –oh-pik] 


1. Ophthalmology . pertaining to or having myopia; nearsighted.

2. unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.

3. lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded.

1790–1800; myop(ia) + -ic

my·op·i·cal·ly, adverb
non·my·op·ic, adjective
non·my·op·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·my·op·ic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Example sentences
1.It’s an instant window into his myopic  perception of objects as living things.
2.They seem to be too small for the tasks at hand, too petty, and too myopic .
3.Unfortunately there is a certain myopic  idealism present in that statement.
4.These myopic , tyranny-of-the-majority-enacted bans are fear-based.
5.He first tried the technology on himself to correct his myopic  eyesight.
6.The humanist label was less a cause of chagrin, since he found the cyberpunk ethos myopic , a glorification of bad morals.
7.Dogma and myopic  politics always falls short in explanation.
8.Their myopic  drive to assure quarterly profits stifles innovation.

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