(figuratively) Unable to see long-term objectives; lacking foresight.
Short-sighted Sentence Examples
His Eastern policy was singularly short-sighted.
Never in the history of colonization has a mother country pursued so relentlessly a policy more selfish and short-sighted.
Assyria and Damascus would realize the recuperative power of the latter, and would perceive the danger of the short-sighted policy of Joash.
The issue of this conflict was determined less by any intrinsic superiority on the part of her enemies than by the blunders committed by a people unable to carry out a consistent foreign policy on its own initiative, and served since Pericles by none but selfish or short-sighted advisers.
Concave lenses should never be used for work within the far point; but they may be used in all cases to improve distant vision, and in very short-sighted persons to remove the far point so as to enable fine work such as sewing or reading to be done at a convenient distance.