[mahy-op-ik, -oh-pik] /maɪˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk/

Ophthalmology. pertaining to or having ; nearsighted.
unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.
lacking tolerance or understanding; narrow-minded.

“short-sighted,” 1800, from myopia + -ic. Figurative use from 1891. Related: Myopical (1748); myopically.


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