shortsightedness

Definitions of shortsightedness
  1. noun
    (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
    synonyms: myopia, nearsightedness
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    Antonyms:
    farsightedness, hypermetropia, hypermetropy, hyperopia, longsightedness
    abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    type of:
    ametropia
    (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
  2. noun
    a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
    synonyms: improvidence
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    Antonyms:
    providence
    the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
    types:
    extravagance, prodigality, profligacy
    the trait of spending extravagantly
    thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness
    the trait of wasting resources
    type of:
    imprudence
    a lack of caution in practical affairs
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