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short

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of short

  1. 1 having relatively little height a lot of boys are shorter than the girls in middle school, but they quickly catch up by high school Synonyms of short little, low, low-lying, low-slung, sawed-off Words Related to short dwarf, dwarfish; compact, petite, slight; diminutive, half-pint, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, small, smallish; bantam, bitty, dinky, mini, miniature, minimized, minute, puny, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, undersized (also undersize), wee; dumpy, flat, scrubby, squat, squatty, stubby, stumpy, stunted Near Antonyms of short elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upswept; high-rise, statuesque; gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy; big, bulky, hefty, hulking, large, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), voluminous Antonyms of short altitudinous, high, lofty, tall, towering

  2. 2 not lasting for a considerable time fortunately for those of us in the hot sun, the graduation speech was short and to the point Synonyms of short brief, fast, little Words Related to short shortish; abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, cut-back, shortened, syncopated; compact, condensed; abrupt, sudden; ephemeral, fleeting, momentary, short-lived, transient, transitory; impermanent; compendious, concise, crisp, epigrammatic, laconic, pithy, succinct, summary, terse; short-range, short-term Near Antonyms of short endless, everlasting, interminable, persistent, unending; longish, overlong, prolonged, protracted; permanent; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; long-range, long-term Antonyms of short extended, far, great, lengthy, long, long-drawn-out (or long-drawn), long-lived

  3. 3 not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need regrettably, the art supplies are short this year, so you'll have to share Synonyms of short deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, low, scarce, shy, wanting Words Related to short substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; hand-to-mouth, lean, light, meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy; bare, mere, minimum; slight, small Near Antonyms of short abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; abounding, overflowing, teeming; satisfactory, tolerable; lavish, luxuriant, rich; big, considerable, hefty, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super Antonyms of short adequate, enough, sufficient

  4. 4 having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure short pastry Synonyms of short brickle [dialect], brittle, crispy, crumbly, embrittled, flaky (also flakey), friable, crispWords Related to short crackly, crisped, crispened, crunchy, crusty; breakable, delicate, fragileNear Antonyms of short elastic, flexible, pliable, pliant, resilient; strong, sturdy, tough

  5. 5 being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner I didn't mean to be so short with you by responding to your request with a snippy “I'm busy!” Synonyms of short abrupt, bluff, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, downright, blunt, short-spoken, snippy, unceremoniousWords Related to short gruff, rough, snappish; candid, direct, forthright, foursquare, frank, free-spoken, open, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, point-blank, straightforward, straight-out; artless, discourteous, disrespectful, impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, insensitive, rude, tactless, undiplomatic; brief, closemouthed, laconic, reserved, reticent, terse, tight-lipped; earnest, honest, sincere; coarse, crass, crude, low, uncouth, vulgarNear Antonyms of short civil, considerate, courteous, diplomatic, gracious, polite, politic, smooth, suave, tactful; loquacious, talkative, voluble; long-winded, prolix, verbose; courtly, cultivated, gallant, genteel, polished, refinedAntonyms of short circuitous, mealymouthed


short

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of short

  1. with great suddenness the bicyclist ahead of me unexpectedly pulled up short and I unavoidably plowed into him Synonyms of short abruptly, suddenly Words Related to short surprisingly, unexpectedly; directly, immediately, incontinently, instantaneously, instantly, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right off, straightaway; fast, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly Phrases all of a sudden (also on a sudden) Near Antonyms of short gradually, slowly; hesitantly


short

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of short

  1. to rob by the use of trickery or threats charged that the used-car dealer had been shorting customers for years Synonyms of short beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, fleece, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to short extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk


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