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Synonyms for shortsightedness

(ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability

a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources

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We have endured more than three years of Abaya's incompetence and shortsightedness, she said.
IS THERE a finer example of the shortsightedness of Liverpool city council's planning committee, both present and past, than the fate of Josephine Butler House?
The South African government has come under heavy fire from a Canadian business organisation for incompetence and shortsightedness.
Comptroller general David Walker, in an article for Newsweek, lambasted the shortsightedness of politicians and their refusal to fix an untenable situation--"Social Security is underfunded by $6 trillion in current-dollar terms.
The author, 41, hoped the ophthalmologist would correct her shortsightedness.
This was an opportunity to enhance health care in this country for a number of years but shortsightedness and political point scoring has won the day.
I have every sympathy with Mr Hodgkiss and his daughter and it's time to stop this shortsightedness now.
It is a story of stunning shortsightedness and unwillingness to take any responsibility for the sustainability of the land, the people or the future.
Howley ought to check herself before lambasting an industry continually threatened by the long arms of the law and the shortsightedness of its critics.
Written by Christel Fiore, a German child who lived through World War II prior to her marriage to a serviceman and immigration to America, Child of War is a firsthand accounting of memories--memories of chronic food shortages that nearly led to the author's starvation, memories of a stoically dysfunctional and patriarchal family that made decisions about her life without consulting her, memories of her own shortsightedness, illogic, and thoughtless cruelty, and memories of the sister whose struggle to survive was even more difficult.
The shortsightedness of the Israeli government is too much like the current administration here.
In that same time, however, each of the domestic automakers has decimated its product planning function, eliminated divisional autonomy, chased profit at the expense of long-term health, and let Wall Street's shortsightedness determine the time horizon for an industry that can't turn on a dime.
The UHW has always had a parking problem due to the shortsightedness of planners.
The clinic treats people with shortsightedness (myopia), long-sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
Sometimes, misunderstanding, shortsightedness, and lack of vision can create real life situations.