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Definition of 'shortsightedness'


  1. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
       Synonyms: myopia nearsightedness
       Antonyms: hyperopia hypermetropia hypermetropy farsightedness longsightedness
  2. a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
       Synonyms: improvidence
       Antonyms: providence

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