What is another word for myopic?

Pronunciation: [ma͡ɪˈɒpɪk] (IPA)

Myopic means lacking in foresight or narrow-minded. There are many synonyms for this word such as shortsighted, nearsighted, tunnel-visioned, narrow, unperceiving, parochial, insular, provincial, limited, narrow-minded, and narrow-sighted. The word 'shortsighted' refers to a person who lacks the ability to see things clearly or with strategic vision in the long term. The word 'nearsighted' refers to a person who has difficulty seeing things that are too far away while 'tunnel-visioned' refers to someone who's narrow-minded and can only focus on one particular thing, idea, or viewpoint to the exclusion of all else. Other synonymous words describe people who have a restricted or limited perspective on issues.

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What are the opposite words for myopic?

Myopic refers to a condition where a person cannot see anything beyond a close range. The antonyms of myopic describe the opposite of myopia and imply a clear vision. Words such as farsighted, insightful, perceptive, discerning, clear-sighted, astute, intelligent, acuminous, visionary, and perspicacious are the antonyms of myopic. Farsighted means to have a clear vision of things that are far away. Insightful, perceptive, and perspicacious means to have a deep understanding and insight into things. Discriminating, astute, and acuminous imply sharp intelligence and comprehension. These antonyms indicate a clear vision, both literally and metaphorically, and give an element of intelligence in one's perspective.

Usage examples for Myopic

Ampho, the Royal Crier, beaked of nose and as thin as a reed, blinked in a rapid fluttering of his rheumy, myopic eyes as if he were suddenly roused out of a deep trance, and perked up his ears anew as he finally managed to take his eyes off the quacking old crone.
"Si'Wren of the Patriarchs"
Roland Cheney
When Alan left college in his Freshman year, and did not go back, but went rather to Europe and Egypt and Japan, it appeared to her myopic optimism that his escapades had been pretty well hushed up by time and distance.
"The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete"
William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
"She's not a bit myopic," he said; "she doesn't blink or contract her lids."
"Embarrassments"
Henry James

Famous quotes with Myopic

  • I was near sighted. I was born myopic, and I got glasses, right after that.
    Kitty Carlisle
  • Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.
    Joe Klein
  • It would have to be connected with performance art somehow, either in the front of the house or the back. I was myopic about this from fourth grade on.
    James Marsters
  • Americans in particular are myopic. They're not traveling as much. When you were a college student, the next thing you would do on graduation was to take a year off and travel. That's what I did. I went to Indonesia.
    Julie Taymor
  • A man whose reasoning is myopic can not claim to have conceived of a great idea
    Lot Chakonza

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