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Synonyms for shortness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortness(noun)

    the property of being of short spatial extent

    "the shortness of the Channel crossing"

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  2. shortness(noun)

    the condition of being short of something

    "there was no shortness of money"; "can cause shortness of breath"

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  3. shortness, truncation(noun)

    the property of being truncated or short

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    tallness, longness

  4. shortness(noun)

    the property of being of short temporal extent

    "the shortness of air travel time"

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  5. shortness(noun)

    the property of being shorter than average stature

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  6. abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness(noun)

    an abrupt discourteous manner

    Synonyms:
    steepness, gruffness, suddenness, precipitance, precipitousness, abruptness, precipitateness, truncation, precipitancy, brusqueness, hoarseness, huskiness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shortness(n)

    Synonyms:
    brevity, briefness, conciseness, laconism, inadequacy, deficiency, insufficiency, shortage, deficit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shortness":

    dyspnea, brevity

How to pronounce shortness?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say shortness in sign language?

  1. shortness

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5864compression
#24556condensation
#37781shortness
#38471truncation
#41093brevity
#59430compactness
#65267dyspnea
#93289directness
#98008hoarseness
#108230steepness
#132515suddenness
#141473conciseness
#190108plainness
#196689abruptness
#305389succinctness

How to use shortness in a sentence?

  1. Suzanne Steinbaum:

    If you’re exercising and you have symptoms of chest discomfort, not just shortness of breath, but real difficulty getting air in, stop. If you don’t recover quickly and it happens again, go see your doctor.

  2. Whitney Gregory:

    The fatigue, shortness of breath and headaches are too much for me to get through the day, i would never be able to keep up with the fast pace of the ER. I feel like a shell of Whitney Gregory.

  3. Van Kerkhove:

    When we actually go back and we say how many of them were truly asymptomatic, we find out that many have really mild disease, they're not quote-unquote Covid symptoms -- meaning they may not have developed fever yet, they may not have had a significant cough, or they may not have shortness of breath -- but some may have mild disease.

  4. Elliot Richard Haut:

    Otherwise healthy women sometimes start to have symptoms—a swollen leg, or shortness of breath, or chest pain—and people will often blow it off.

  5. Joe Allen:

    You see a slow onset of some symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath or coughing, this is a disease that is irreversible, often requiring a lung transplant.


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    • A. dissipate
    • B. unfold
    • C. concentrated
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