myopic

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/maɪˈɒpɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/maɪˈɑpɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mī opik, -ōpik)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
my•op•ic  (mī opik, -ōpik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Ophthalmologypertaining to or having myopia;
    nearsighted.
  2. unable or unwilling to act prudently;
    shortsighted.
  3. lacking tolerance or understanding;
    narrow-minded.
my•opi•cal•ly, adv. 
  • myop(ia) + -ic 1790–1800

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
my•o•pi•a /maɪˈoʊpiə/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Ophthalmologya condition of the eye in which objects can be seen clearly only when near to the eye; nearsightedness.
  2. lack of foresight or ability to understand something obvious:to demonstrate myopia by not adjusting to the changing student population.
my•op•ic /maɪˈɑpɪk/USA pronunciation  adj. 
my•op•i•cal•ly, adv. See -opti-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
my•o•pi•a  (mī ōpē ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. OphthalmologyOpthalm. a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused in front of the retina, objects being seen distinctly only when near to the eye;
    nearsightedness (opposed to hyperopia).
  2. lack of foresight or discernment;
    obtuseness.
  3. narrow-mindedness;
    intolerance.
  • Greek myōpía, equivalent. to myōp- (stem of mýōps) near-sighted, literally, blinking ((ein) to shut + ó̄ps eye) + -ia -ia
  • Neo-Latin
  • 1685–95

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