A Word A Day : Myopia
( Adjective )Myopia
Word of 2nd July 2007: A Word A Day-Myopia
(mye OH pee uh): nearsightedness, lack of foresight
is the fancy medical name for the inability to see clearly at a distance. It's also a word used in connection with people who lack other kinds of visual acuity.
• The President suffered from economic myopia
. He was unable to see the consequences of his fiscal policies.
• The worker's dissatisfaction was inflamed by management's myopia
on the subject of wages.
• To suffer myopia
is to be myopic
. Some people who wear glasses are myopic
. So are the people who can't see the consequences of their actions.
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