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Synonyms for short

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. short(noun)

    the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

    short circuit, shortstop

    longish, tallish, weeklong, long-snouted, statuesque, overnight, extended, long-handled, lifelong, long-shanked, long-lasting, prolonged, long-range, eternal, longitudinal, continuing, long, sufficient, courteous, pole-handled, polysyllabic, eight-day, gangling, lank, nightlong, sesquipedalian, longstanding, seven-day, leggy, long-legged, far, daylong, oblong, chronic, extendable, stately, long-life, stretch(a), perennial, interminable, lengthened, elongated, agelong, monthlong, endless, yearlong, long-stalked, protracted, womb-to-tomb, lanky, long-staple, drawn-out, rangy, long-wool, semipermanent, long-lived, tall, bimestrial, hourlong, in height(p), lengthy, tall-stalked, long-acting, durable, long-dated, time-consuming, gangly, lasting, long-wooled, long-run, all-night, unbreakable, extendible, provident, elongate, tall-growing, long-term

  2. short circuit, short(noun)

    accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

    short circuit, shortstop

    agelong, long-stalked, long-range, extendable, eight-day, provident, perennial, tall-growing, prolonged, courteous, extendible, long, long-staple, semipermanent, overnight, protracted, sesquipedalian, statuesque, long-shanked, lifelong, sufficient, far, durable, leggy, lengthy, in height(p), long-life, chronic, long-snouted, monthlong, long-legged, continuing, pole-handled, drawn-out, tall, lanky, long-run, womb-to-tomb, tall-stalked, endless, stretch(a), long-term, long-acting, longstanding, longish, weeklong, lank, gangling, eternal, bimestrial, elongate, polysyllabic, yearlong, daylong, hourlong, elongated, nightlong, oblong, seven-day, long-lived, stately, rangy, long-lasting, lengthened, long-dated, long-wool, extended, tallish, long-wooled, lasting, all-night, time-consuming, long-handled, interminable, longitudinal, unbreakable, gangly

  3. shortstop, short(adj)

    the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

    short circuit, shortstop

    prolonged, tall, extendable, extended, leggy, protracted, long-handled, polysyllabic, daylong, weeklong, statuesque, long, long-wool, tall-growing, elongated, gangly, bimestrial, monthlong, long-range, lanky, continuing, agelong, long-run, stately, endless, hourlong, tallish, provident, far, longish, long-shanked, long-staple, lengthened, chronic, seven-day, drawn-out, long-term, longstanding, longitudinal, courteous, pole-handled, nightlong, overnight, eight-day, lank, all-night, sesquipedalian, long-dated, tall-stalked, extendible, yearlong, stretch(a), elongate, durable, long-snouted, gangling, lasting, unbreakable, in height(p), long-life, long-lasting, long-acting, semipermanent, interminable, long-legged, long-wooled, eternal, long-lived, sufficient, time-consuming, womb-to-tomb, lengthy, oblong, perennial, lifelong, long-stalked, rangy

  4. short(adj)

    primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

    "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"

    forgetful, poor, myopic, brusk, inadequate, shortsighted, curt, light, unretentive, scant(p), short(p), little, unforesightful, brusque

    elongate, overnight, long-lasting, stretch(a), long-stalked, long-term, sufficient, protracted, lanky, extended, nightlong, tall-growing, oblong, eight-day, longstanding, long-handled, eternal, time-consuming, long, long-wooled, interminable, perennial, longitudinal, long-run, lengthy, pole-handled, seven-day, long-wool, yearlong, agelong, gangling, long-life, extendible, tall-stalked, gangly, lengthened, statuesque, extendable, long-range, weeklong, sesquipedalian, leggy, drawn-out, long-lived, monthlong, continuing, polysyllabic, durable, long-acting, tall, all-night, daylong, stately, prolonged, endless, provident, bimestrial, tallish, courteous, hourlong, elongated, rangy, long-staple, lank, far, long-legged, lifelong, unbreakable, in height(p), chronic, womb-to-tomb, semipermanent, long-dated, lasting, long-snouted, longish, long-shanked

  5. short(adj)

    (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

    "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"

    forgetful, poor, myopic, brusk, inadequate, shortsighted, curt, light, unretentive, scant(p), short(p), little, unforesightful, brusque

    daylong, gangly, tall-stalked, far, long-range, long-legged, stretch(a), oblong, in height(p), protracted, gangling, tallish, hourlong, agelong, unbreakable, eight-day, long, lengthened, yearlong, longish, extendible, tall, lank, long-lived, womb-to-tomb, long-run, prolonged, elongated, long-wooled, all-night, leggy, durable, longitudinal, weeklong, polysyllabic, long-wool, continuing, statuesque, tall-growing, long-handled, endless, time-consuming, lengthy, long-snouted, long-lasting, lifelong, lanky, drawn-out, seven-day, long-term, extendable, extended, monthlong, semipermanent, overnight, sufficient, nightlong, long-dated, eternal, sesquipedalian, long-stalked, chronic, rangy, elongate, interminable, long-shanked, pole-handled, provident, stately, perennial, lasting, courteous, bimestrial, longstanding, long-staple, long-life, long-acting

  6. short, little(adj)

    low in stature; not tall

    "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

    small, poor, footling, short(p), trivial, brusk, unforesightful, curt, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, piddling, unretentive, petty, myopic, scant(p), little(a), inadequate, picayune, light, brusque, fiddling, little, shortsighted, piffling, niggling, forgetful

    interminable, tallish, semipermanent, polysyllabic, prolonged, monthlong, nightlong, continuing, statuesque, lengthened, long, gangling, long-acting, long-lasting, extended, stretch(a), long-stalked, long-term, lank, elongated, leggy, rangy, long-range, long-run, lengthy, womb-to-tomb, far, all-night, sesquipedalian, protracted, unbreakable, long-dated, provident, overnight, lifelong, yearlong, tall-growing, extendible, daylong, tall-stalked, oblong, eternal, drawn-out, long-snouted, stately, long-staple, elongate, long-wooled, hourlong, perennial, long-legged, durable, long-handled, pole-handled, seven-day, agelong, long-wool, gangly, courteous, weeklong, long-shanked, longish, tall, bimestrial, long-life, lanky, time-consuming, sufficient, endless, longstanding, longitudinal, long-lived, in height(p), extendable, lasting, chronic, eight-day

  7. inadequate, poor, short(adj)

    not sufficient to meet a need

    "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"

    pitiable, pathetic, brusque, brusk, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, short(p), miserable, curt, light, unequal, unretentive, wretched, myopic, scant(p), inadequate, piteous, unforesightful, little, shortsighted, forgetful

    lank, pole-handled, eight-day, extendable, long-wool, long-run, nightlong, long-life, sesquipedalian, long-handled, long-wooled, chronic, provident, longish, hourlong, long-legged, overnight, gangly, seven-day, long-lived, long, unbreakable, lifelong, womb-to-tomb, tall, perennial, tallish, prolonged, stately, long-range, leggy, all-night, long-term, courteous, durable, protracted, continuing, extended, stretch(a), long-snouted, sufficient, time-consuming, yearlong, elongate, in height(p), longitudinal, tall-stalked, drawn-out, long-stalked, long-shanked, statuesque, semipermanent, rangy, polysyllabic, eternal, interminable, lengthy, long-lasting, extendible, lanky, gangling, long-acting, daylong, far, lengthened, agelong, oblong, endless, weeklong, tall-growing, lasting, elongated, long-staple, longstanding, monthlong, bimestrial, long-dated

  8. unretentive, forgetful, short(adj)

    (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

    "a short memory"

    little, oblivious, short(p), brusk, unmindful, unforesightful, poor, curt, unretentive, myopic, scant(p), inadequate, light, brusque, forgetful, shortsighted, mindless

    unbreakable, womb-to-tomb, tall-stalked, daylong, long-legged, leggy, sesquipedalian, tallish, sufficient, lanky, elongated, long-lived, long-life, extendible, nightlong, monthlong, prolonged, courteous, elongate, bimestrial, long-stalked, tall-growing, eternal, yearlong, long, lank, long-range, long-wooled, rangy, overnight, long-run, interminable, perennial, agelong, protracted, time-consuming, long-shanked, tall, semipermanent, long-term, long-wool, pole-handled, long-staple, extended, long-lasting, eight-day, endless, statuesque, drawn-out, lengthened, weeklong, gangly, longish, oblong, chronic, long-dated, longstanding, lasting, durable, seven-day, long-acting, long-handled, lifelong, gangling, in height(p), longitudinal, hourlong, long-snouted, provident, polysyllabic, continuing, stretch(a), far, extendable, stately, all-night, lengthy

  9. short(adj)

    not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

    "a short sale"; "short in cotton"

    forgetful, poor, myopic, brusk, inadequate, shortsighted, curt, light, unretentive, scant(p), short(p), little, unforesightful, brusque

    long-run, stately, oblong, unbreakable, elongate, gangly, drawn-out, weeklong, eight-day, monthlong, elongated, tall-stalked, endless, seven-day, sufficient, continuing, leggy, longstanding, long, long-range, semipermanent, extended, far, all-night, yearlong, long-lasting, courteous, extendable, tallish, extendible, overnight, lengthened, gangling, lank, lifelong, tall-growing, polysyllabic, longitudinal, bimestrial, rangy, long-legged, long-shanked, long-staple, lanky, protracted, long-acting, long-stalked, tall, longish, agelong, long-lived, nightlong, in height(p), interminable, prolonged, chronic, daylong, hourlong, long-handled, provident, eternal, long-life, long-dated, stretch(a), womb-to-tomb, sesquipedalian, lengthy, perennial, durable, statuesque, time-consuming, pole-handled, long-wooled, long-term, long-snouted, long-wool, lasting

  10. short(adj)

    of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

    "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"

    forgetful, poor, myopic, brusk, inadequate, shortsighted, curt, light, unretentive, scant(p), short(p), little, unforesightful, brusque

    stately, semipermanent, lengthy, continuing, long-lived, overnight, prolonged, yearlong, long-snouted, sufficient, monthlong, long, womb-to-tomb, long-wool, long-wooled, in height(p), gangling, long-handled, far, polysyllabic, long-stalked, interminable, oblong, statuesque, stretch(a), gangly, long-shanked, bimestrial, endless, longish, leggy, lengthened, provident, lifelong, long-range, tall-growing, all-night, longstanding, long-term, nightlong, perennial, lasting, unbreakable, seven-day, eternal, extended, sesquipedalian, extendable, eight-day, longitudinal, long-dated, elongated, long-run, long-life, tall-stalked, agelong, tall, courteous, extendible, long-lasting, time-consuming, weeklong, long-acting, long-staple, elongate, tallish, rangy, hourlong, lank, chronic, pole-handled, long-legged, daylong, drawn-out, durable, lanky, protracted

  11. light, scant(p), short(adj)

    less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

    "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"

    lifelong, lengthened, rangy, prolonged, pole-handled, agelong, daylong, weeklong, lanky, far, lengthy, longitudinal, yearlong, long-run, perennial, leggy, long-snouted, long-staple, extendible, courteous, long, polysyllabic, hourlong, bimestrial, endless, eight-day, longish, long-term, statuesque, chronic, long-range, drawn-out, womb-to-tomb, lasting, stretch(a), longstanding, long-stalked, sufficient, long-lived, gangly, seven-day, long-acting, overnight, tall, long-handled, all-night, semipermanent, elongate, continuing, extended, gangling, long-wooled, interminable, long-wool, extendable, long-legged, sesquipedalian, monthlong, nightlong, long-dated, stately, long-lasting, in height(p), elongated, unbreakable, tallish, tall-stalked, eternal, oblong, time-consuming, durable, tall-growing, long-life, lank, protracted, provident, long-shanked

  12. short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic(adj)

    lacking foresight or scope

    "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"

    ill-considered, ill-judged, poor, short(p), brusk, unforesightful, curt, improvident, unretentive, nearsighted, myopic, scant(p), inadequate, light, brusque, little, shortsighted, forgetful

    sufficient, long-staple, tall-stalked, long-wool, lengthened, leggy, long-dated, continuing, long-wooled, long-snouted, long-life, long, provident, long-legged, weeklong, chronic, interminable, polysyllabic, statuesque, long-range, lank, daylong, lengthy, drawn-out, monthlong, eight-day, oblong, seven-day, elongated, agelong, stretch(a), all-night, time-consuming, semipermanent, extendable, durable, longitudinal, long-term, longstanding, yearlong, bimestrial, pole-handled, overnight, protracted, extended, elongate, rangy, gangling, long-shanked, nightlong, unbreakable, hourlong, long-lived, long-run, long-stalked, in height(p), endless, extendible, long-lasting, long-acting, prolonged, tallish, sesquipedalian, tall-growing, perennial, gangly, courteous, long-handled, far, longish, eternal, womb-to-tomb, lifelong, lasting, lanky, stately, tall

  13. short(adj)

    tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening

    "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust"

    forgetful, poor, myopic, brusk, inadequate, shortsighted, curt, light, unretentive, scant(p), short(p), little, unforesightful, brusque

    monthlong, long-shanked, rangy, agelong, sesquipedalian, sufficient, long-lasting, long-dated, gangling, all-night, long, tall-stalked, long-handled, durable, unbreakable, elongated, courteous, prolonged, lasting, longitudinal, extended, leggy, lanky, tall, long-wool, long-lived, extendible, lengthy, extendable, bimestrial, seven-day, long-snouted, womb-to-tomb, perennial, weeklong, provident, lengthened, lank, eight-day, long-acting, tall-growing, hourlong, long-run, tallish, chronic, eternal, statuesque, long-staple, oblong, long-life, long-term, stretch(a), pole-handled, daylong, nightlong, overnight, far, gangly, long-range, semipermanent, protracted, interminable, yearlong, drawn-out, long-stalked, elongate, longish, lifelong, time-consuming, long-wooled, long-legged, endless, in height(p), continuing, longstanding, polysyllabic, stately

  14. brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)(verb)

    marked by rude or peremptory shortness

    "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

    gangly, long-stalked, endless, long, extendable, eight-day, nightlong, protracted, daylong, sufficient, elongated, long-lived, elongate, polysyllabic, extended, sesquipedalian, long-legged, tall-growing, unbreakable, long-range, time-consuming, long-life, longish, pole-handled, long-snouted, stately, prolonged, seven-day, in height(p), tall-stalked, lank, long-wooled, longstanding, leggy, drawn-out, long-wool, agelong, statuesque, far, long-shanked, extendible, longitudinal, womb-to-tomb, long-run, yearlong, long-lasting, semipermanent, stretch(a), all-night, perennial, long-term, rangy, lasting, bimestrial, lengthened, eternal, provident, continuing, chronic, courteous, durable, long-handled, weeklong, oblong, overnight, tall, hourlong, long-acting, interminable, monthlong, long-staple, tallish, gangling, lifelong, lanky, lengthy, long-dated

  15. short-change, short(verb)

    cheat someone by not returning him enough money

    scam, hornswoggle, rook, short-circuit, swindle, bunco, nobble, con, gyp, goldbrick, victimize, mulct, diddle, gip, short-change, defraud

    protracted, gangly, continuing, lanky, yearlong, long-stalked, longitudinal, sufficient, statuesque, long, tall, gangling, rangy, chronic, extendible, drawn-out, far, longstanding, overnight, long-lasting, daylong, leggy, prolonged, lank, long-shanked, long-staple, oblong, lasting, stretch(a), polysyllabic, all-night, extended, long-dated, provident, courteous, long-life, long-range, unbreakable, womb-to-tomb, monthlong, tall-growing, long-acting, elongated, long-lived, tallish, pole-handled, interminable, extendable, long-snouted, long-handled, tall-stalked, long-wool, lengthened, hourlong, long-run, elongate, bimestrial, seven-day, semipermanent, lengthy, longish, endless, durable, weeklong, stately, long-term, long-legged, long-wooled, time-consuming, eternal, nightlong, agelong, perennial, sesquipedalian, lifelong, eight-day, in height(p)

  16. short-circuit, short(adverb)

    create a short circuit in

    go around, short-circuit, bypass, short-change, get around

    long-acting, leggy, seven-day, tall, long-stalked, sufficient, lifelong, long-legged, prolonged, long-snouted, longitudinal, long-run, gangly, overnight, pole-handled, protracted, courteous, nightlong, sesquipedalian, chronic, statuesque, long-term, long-life, far, long, long-wooled, long-range, tall-stalked, stretch(a), agelong, monthlong, bimestrial, womb-to-tomb, long-dated, semipermanent, rangy, all-night, daylong, drawn-out, polysyllabic, long-staple, elongated, eight-day, extendable, interminable, lanky, tallish, extended, tall-growing, stately, long-shanked, eternal, longish, long-lived, lasting, yearlong, oblong, long-lasting, time-consuming, elongate, endless, weeklong, longstanding, unbreakable, lank, long-wool, hourlong, durable, provident, perennial, extendible, lengthened, long-handled, lengthy, continuing, gangling, in height(p)

  17. abruptly, suddenly, short, dead(adverb)

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

    shortly, curtly, on the spur of the moment, perfectly, suddenly, absolutely, of a sudden, dead, utterly, unawares, abruptly, all of a sudden

    chronic, long-lasting, extended, overnight, longish, durable, yearlong, eight-day, seven-day, long, long-run, sufficient, lengthy, bimestrial, long-shanked, monthlong, statuesque, gangling, courteous, leggy, lanky, perennial, long-stalked, long-life, daylong, long-wool, elongated, protracted, semipermanent, polysyllabic, elongate, long-staple, sesquipedalian, extendable, longitudinal, tallish, lifelong, prolonged, long-acting, lasting, unbreakable, lank, pole-handled, stately, lengthened, long-range, time-consuming, gangly, longstanding, oblong, extendible, far, tall, long-legged, nightlong, long-term, weeklong, long-snouted, in height(p), stretch(a), long-handled, agelong, long-lived, long-dated, eternal, long-wooled, interminable, all-night, continuing, provident, womb-to-tomb, tall-growing, endless, hourlong, rangy, tall-stalked, drawn-out

  18. short(adverb)

    without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

    "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"

    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    long-range, longish, long-snouted, long-staple, longstanding, long-term, leggy, polysyllabic, unbreakable, long, bimestrial, all-night, tall, far, statuesque, elongated, tall-stalked, long-lasting, gangly, durable, womb-to-tomb, overnight, tall-growing, stretch(a), long-run, long-wool, daylong, semipermanent, prolonged, endless, extendable, lanky, rangy, lengthened, long-dated, extended, pole-handled, stately, long-wooled, courteous, long-acting, agelong, eternal, perennial, chronic, protracted, lank, yearlong, nightlong, tallish, long-stalked, extendible, lifelong, gangling, in height(p), eight-day, elongate, interminable, continuing, long-lived, oblong, sufficient, long-handled, monthlong, lasting, hourlong, sesquipedalian, provident, time-consuming, lengthy, long-life, weeklong, long-shanked, longitudinal, seven-day, drawn-out, long-legged

  19. short(adverb)

    clean across

    "the car's axle snapped short"

    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    provident, lengthened, pole-handled, stretch(a), nightlong, endless, leggy, long-wooled, longitudinal, extendable, unbreakable, long-legged, long-range, polysyllabic, sufficient, bimestrial, lengthy, gangly, prolonged, seven-day, eight-day, lank, semipermanent, long, interminable, agelong, lifelong, long-wool, gangling, elongated, protracted, oblong, long-shanked, far, all-night, time-consuming, tall, sesquipedalian, monthlong, long-term, lanky, longish, elongate, long-dated, extendible, extended, long-acting, long-lasting, daylong, long-lived, perennial, in height(p), hourlong, eternal, durable, tallish, weeklong, rangy, long-snouted, courteous, continuing, stately, long-handled, long-staple, womb-to-tomb, tall-stalked, long-stalked, overnight, lasting, longstanding, statuesque, chronic, tall-growing, yearlong, long-life, drawn-out, long-run

  20. short(adverb)

    at some point or distance before a goal is reached

    "he fell short of our expectations"

    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    tallish, pole-handled, prolonged, agelong, courteous, continuing, long-stalked, interminable, long-life, unbreakable, extended, endless, sufficient, long, bimestrial, long-range, weeklong, nightlong, semipermanent, provident, lank, eight-day, elongated, extendable, leggy, long-snouted, tall-growing, durable, statuesque, overnight, long-handled, extendible, long-staple, stately, eternal, seven-day, rangy, polysyllabic, lengthy, in height(p), lanky, stretch(a), yearlong, long-lasting, tall-stalked, long-wooled, long-legged, long-lived, gangling, all-night, chronic, sesquipedalian, long-dated, monthlong, long-acting, long-run, tall, lifelong, drawn-out, gangly, protracted, longish, hourlong, daylong, perennial, longstanding, womb-to-tomb, long-shanked, lengthened, long-term, time-consuming, far, oblong, longitudinal, elongate, long-wool, lasting

  21. short(adverb)

    so as to interrupt

    "She took him up short before he could continue"

    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    long, womb-to-tomb, durable, yearlong, long-term, extended, stately, long-wooled, chronic, lifelong, tallish, long-range, continuing, prolonged, rangy, provident, long-life, bimestrial, long-run, elongate, daylong, nightlong, long-lived, long-legged, courteous, all-night, tall-stalked, eight-day, lank, leggy, tall-growing, time-consuming, tall, hourlong, long-dated, lengthened, oblong, long-snouted, sesquipedalian, agelong, weeklong, in height(p), stretch(a), pole-handled, polysyllabic, long-lasting, overnight, gangly, lengthy, sufficient, longstanding, elongated, long-handled, semipermanent, longitudinal, long-wool, statuesque, lasting, lanky, long-stalked, eternal, drawn-out, long-staple, protracted, long-shanked, unbreakable, long-acting, interminable, gangling, extendible, longish, seven-day, extendable, monthlong, perennial, far, endless

  22. short, unawares(adverb)

    at a disadvantage

    "I was caught short"

    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    stretch(a), longstanding, long-range, endless, long-term, perennial, tallish, durable, drawn-out, womb-to-tomb, far, lifelong, tall-growing, long-dated, daylong, elongated, oblong, lanky, eight-day, long-run, lasting, long, long-lasting, yearlong, interminable, long-lived, seven-day, long-staple, long-acting, all-night, protracted, eternal, pole-handled, hourlong, stately, chronic, leggy, long-wooled, courteous, longish, monthlong, extended, unbreakable, agelong, long-shanked, prolonged, tall, longitudinal, sufficient, lengthened, semipermanent, provident, gangly, rangy, lank, in height(p), extendible, lengthy, overnight, long-stalked, statuesque, bimestrial, long-handled, long-life, polysyllabic, extendable, sesquipedalian, long-snouted, gangling, continuing, tall-stalked, elongate, nightlong, weeklong, long-wool, time-consuming, long-legged

  23. curtly, short, shortly(adverb)

    in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

    "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"

    in short, shortly, curtly, concisely, soon, presently, suddenly, in brief, dead, unawares, briefly, abruptly, before long

    agelong, tall-growing, far, long-term, time-consuming, sesquipedalian, extendible, longstanding, lengthy, elongated, long, longitudinal, long-lasting, gangly, statuesque, courteous, long-range, stately, extended, long-staple, nightlong, seven-day, lengthened, long-snouted, daylong, endless, lasting, monthlong, unbreakable, long-life, semipermanent, stretch(a), polysyllabic, gangling, provident, long-legged, long-acting, protracted, lifelong, all-night, long-wool, lanky, rangy, leggy, oblong, tall-stalked, prolonged, pole-handled, interminable, perennial, long-handled, bimestrial, long-wooled, eight-day, long-lived, tall, long-run, sufficient, tallish, weeklong, eternal, continuing, durable, womb-to-tomb, long-dated, hourlong, longish, long-shanked, lank, extendable, elongate, drawn-out, long-stalked, overnight, in height(p), chronic, yearlong


  1. short(adjective)

    low, shallow, narrow, slim

    broad, tall, long, high, deep, wide

  2. short(adjective)

    short form, abbreviation

  3. short(preposition)


  4. short(adjective)


    They had to stop short to avoid hitting the dog in the street.

    lacking, on

  5. short(adjective)


    The recent developments at work caught them short.

    little, pint-sized, titchy


  6. short(adjective)


    The boss got a message and cut the meeting short.

    brief, concise


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. short

    Anything short or brief is of relatively small extent. That which is concise (Latin con-, with, together, and cædo, cut) is trimmed down, and that which is condensed (Latin con-, with, together, and densus, thick) is, as it were, pressed together, so as to include as much as possible within a small space. That which is compendious (Latin com-, together, and pendo, weigh) gathers the substance of a matter into a few words, weighty and effective. The succinct (Latin succinctus, from sub-, under, and cingo, gird; girded from below) has an alert effectiveness as if girded for action. The summary is compacted to the utmost, often to the point of abruptness; as, we speak of a summary statement or a summary dismissal. That which is terse (Latin tersus, from tergo, rub off) has an elegant and finished completeness within the smallest possible compass, as if rubbed or polished down to the utmost. A sententious style is one abounding in sentences that are singly striking or memorable, apart from the context; the word may be used invidiously of that which is pretentiously oracular. A pithy utterance gives the gist of a matter effectively, whether in rude or elegant style.

    brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, laconic, neat, pithy, sententious, succinct, terse

    diffuse, lengthy, long, prolix, tedious, verbose, wordy

Editors Contribution

  1. not tall

    you are very stubble.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. short(a.)

    brief, not long

  2. short(a.)

    near, direct, straight

  3. short(a.)

    compendious, succinct, concise, terse, pithy, sententious, laconic, CURT

  4. short(a.)

    abrupt, blunt

  5. short(a.)

    deficient, defective, inadequate, scanty, insufficient, imperfect

  6. short(a.)

    lacking, wanting, destitute

  7. short(a.)

    brittle, friable, BRASH

  8. short(a.)

    (cookery.) crisp

  9. short(ad.)

    suddenly, abruptly, at once

  10. short(ad.)

    slip, fault, error, failing, defect, weakness, weak side, blind side

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. short(a)

    brief, contracted, terse, concise, condensed, sententious, laconic, succinct, summary, epigrammatic, pithy, limited, inadequate, insufficient, deficient, scanty, abrupt, curt, uncivil, lacking, shy, unsupplied, crisp, friable, brittle

    diffuse, prolix, long

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  1. Tamas Varga:

    We have some technical buying and pre-weekend short-covering.

  2. Tao Te Ching:

    Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it. Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow. Retire when the work is done. This is the way of heaven.

  3. Luis Costa:

    Lira is not only suffering because of Erdogan's continuous criticism of monetary policy. (It) sells off because the current account gap still translates into a sizeable daily financing need, heavy reliance on short-term dollar borrowing makes this balance of payments very volatile. As usual, currency is the first channel to absorb the shocks.

  4. Molly Bray:

    We are pretty good at helping people lose weight in the short term.

  5. Ian Bezek:

    I’d normally just short the stock, but it is difficult to borrow.

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