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Tuesday, June 18

Myopic

[mī-ˈō-pik]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Without foresight or imagination

2.

Nearsighted

Examples of Myopic in a sentence

"She tends to take a myopic view of the future, losing sight of the big picture."

"His myopic eyesight left him unable to even read the street signs, let alone obey them."

About Myopic

The difference between people who are myopic and farsighted has been known since the time of Aristotle. But it was Johannes Kepler in 1604 who first showed that near-sightedness resulted from light being focused in front of the retina rather than directly on it.

Did you Know?

As far as words go, myopic is fairly young. It's only existed since the 1800s.

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