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Synonyms for shortsighted

lacking foresight or scope

unable to see distant objects clearly

not given careful consideration

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Snelling has 26 years of knowledge and relevant expertise to bring to bear, which would be of undoubted value in maintaining standards, and making him redundant is surely a shortsighted and potentially costly error.
A decision by President Trump to leave the Paris Accord would be irresponsibly shortsighted and harmful to the United States.
Shortsighted consumer behaviors occur when "the preference for personal short-term benefits is greater than that for long-term benefits" (Hoch and Loewenstein, 1991).
Russell said: "The idea is that the pug is very shortsighted and needs to wear glasses.
AS someone who for the past 12 years has played a small part in the tourist industry of our city, I found it strange and shortsighted that the council should close the tourist office in the Old Library.
For ministers to target people with Parkinson's, MS and dementia is as shortsighted as it is heartless.
Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Rahul blamed shortsighted political vision for the sorry state of affairs in the State.
Pouncing on this news as an "opportunity" afforded by climate change is shortsighted - because while there may be more hours of summer sun, there are also likely to be more inches of winter rain, and (as you point out in your report), a rising sea level.
The researchers concluded that there appeared to be a link between glaucoma and heavy computer use in shortsighted people.
The governor, the speaker of the Assembly and even members of the commission itself have expressed dismay at this shortsighted plan.
A disturbing look at shortsighted species conservation efforts, the dire need to protect species by preserving their habitat, and human hubris as it trifles with the sacred.
The flip argument that the only responsibility of a company is to produce what the consumer wants is just plain shortsighted, and it is a mindset that The Progressive and others must continually work to change.
I think Wilson is being very shortsighted about the whole issue.
But any gains in reducing population increase have been wiped out by a shortsighted immigration policy that benefits only greedy businesses and selfish politicians who go after the "immigrant vote" like sharks go after raw meat.
All that Washington seems capable of is knee-jerk, shortsighted reactions.