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Apr 14 2020 20

Myopic is an adjective that means lacking foresight.

Our word of the day has its origin in the word Greek my myopia (my OPE ee uh) which refers to shortsightedness. Centuries later, as it entered English, it also came to refer to the medical condition known as ‘nearsightedness’ where a person can only see objects close to them.

You could think of a myopic person as someone who can only grasp things happening closer to them. For example: George’s behavior can get a little myopic at times. He acts as if the only things that matter are things happening right now and right in front of him.