Synonyms and Antonyms of shortly

  1. 1 in a few words the sudden closing of the restaurant was announced only with a shortly worded sign: “Out of Business” Synonyms briefly, compactly, concisely, crisply, curtly, elliptically, laconically, pithily, succinctly, summarily, tersely Related Words aphoristically, sententiously; exactly, precisely; abruptly, bluffly, bluntly, brusquely; monosyllabically Phrases in a nutshell, in a word, in brief, in short, in sum Near Antonyms redundantly, repetitiously Antonyms diffusely, long-windedly, verbosely, wordily

  2. 2 at or within a short time the meeting will begin shortly, so don't go too far away to find a bathroom Synonyms anon, before long, by and by, directly, momentarily, presently, soon Related Words forthwith, immediately, incontinently, instantaneously, instantly, now, promptly, pronto, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straightway

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