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Sighted people have the ability to see. This word is usually used to contrast people who can see with people who are blind.

See also clear-sighted, far-sighted, long-sighted, near-sighted, short-sighted

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sa͟ɪtɪdNeuter nounSighted people have the ability to see. This word is usually used to contrast people who can see with people who are blind. ; → See also clear-sighted; far-sighted; long-sighted; near-sighted; short-sightedExamples

Blind children tend to be more passive in this area of motor development than sighted children.

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)sighting
Past Participle (Participle II)sighted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I sightwe sight
you sightyou sight
he/she/it sightsthey sight
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am sightingwe are sighting
you are sightingyou are sighting
he/she/it is sightingthey are sighting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have sightedwe have sighted
you have sightedyou have sighted
he/she/it has sightedthey have sighted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been sightingwe have been sighting
you have been sightingyou have been sighting
he/she/it has been sightingthey have been sighting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I sightedwe sighted
you sightedyou sighted
he/she/it sightedthey sighted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was sightingwe were sighting
you were sightingyou were sighting
he/she/it was sightingthey were sighting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had sightedwe had sighted
you had sightedyou had sighted
he/she/it had sightedthey had sighted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been sightingwe had been sighting
you had been sightingyou had been sighting
he/she/it had been sightingthey had been sighting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will sightwe shall/will sight
you will sightyou will sight
he/she/it will sightthey will sight
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be sightingwe shall/will be sighting
you will be sightingyou will be sighting
he/she/it will be sightingthey will be sighting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have sightedwe shall/will have sighted
you will have sightedyou will have sighted
he/she/it will have sightedthey will have sighted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been sightingwe shall/will have been sighting
you will have been sightingyou will have been sighting
he/she/it will have been sightingthey will have been sighting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would sightwe should/would sight
you would sightyou would sight
he/she/it would sightthey would sight
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be sightingwe should/would be sighting
you would be sightingyou would be sighting
he/she/it would be sightingthey would be sighting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have sightedwe should/would have sighted
you would have sightedyou would have sighted
he/she/it would have sightedthey would have sighted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been sightingwe should/would have been sighting
you would have been sightingyou would have been sighting
he/she/it would have been sightingthey would have been sighting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am sightedwe are sighted
you are sightedyou are sighted
he/she/it is sightedthey are sighted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being sightedwe are being sighted
you are being sightedyou are being sighted
he/she/it is being sightedthey are being sighted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been sightedwe have been sighted
you have been sightedyou have been sighted
he/she/it has been sightedthey have been sighted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was sightedwe were sighted
you were sightedyou were sighted
he/she/it was sightedthey were sighted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being sightedwe were being sighted
you were being sightedyou were being sighted
he/she/it was being sightedthey were being sighted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been sightedwe had been sighted
you had been sightedyou had been sighted
he/she/it had been sightedthey had been sighted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be sightedwe shall/will be sighted
you will be sightedyou will be sighted
he/she/it will be sightedthey will be sighted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been sightedwe shall/will have been sighted
you will have been sightedyou will have been sighted
he/she/it will have been sightedthey will have been sighted