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Synonyms for shortness
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortnessnoun

    the property of being of short spatial extent

    "the shortness of the Channel crossing"

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  2. shortnessnoun

    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, truncationnoun

    the property of being truncated or short

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    tallness, longness

  4. shortnessnoun

    the property of being of short temporal extent

    "the shortness of air travel time"

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  5. shortnessnoun

    the property of being shorter than average stature

    Synonyms:
    brusqueness, abruptness, truncation, gruffness, curtness

    Antonyms:
    longness, tallness

  6. abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortnessnoun

    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. shortnessnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shortness":

    dyspnea, brevity

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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. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus:

    In about 14 % of cases, the virus causes severe diseases including pneumonia and shortness of breath. And about 5 % of patients have critical diseases including respiratory failure, septic shock and multiorgan failure, in 2 % of reported cases, the virus is fatal, and the risk of death increases the older you are. We see relatively few cases among children. More research is needed to understand why.

  2. Michele Heisler:

    You can't say that someone dies from any form of delirium, it's like saying, what is the cause of death ? Chest pain. What is the cause of death ? I don't know, shortness of breath. In a way, it's as nonsensical.

  3. 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.

  4. Richard Levitan:

    Their X-ray's looked awful, their oxygen was terrible, and yet they're completely awake, alert on a cell phone, and they all said is they've been somewhat sick for days, and then only recently did they notice either shortness of breath or fatigue or something else.

  5. David Garrick:

    Here lies poet Goldsmith, for shortness called Noll, Who wrote like an Angel, but talked like poor Poll


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