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

How to use shortness in a sentence?

  1. Purvi Parikh:

    Most deaths from asthma come from uncontrolled asthma. Make sure your asthma is always well controlled by having your child on the correct preventative medications. Seeing an asthma specialist such as pulmonologist or allergist can also help, signs of uncontrolled asthma can sneak up on you, so be sure to know the symptoms of it : waking up at night, using your quick relief inhaler more than twice a week, needing oral or injected steroids one to two times per year, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath -- all of these are signs your asthma is not controlled.

  2. Van Kerkhove:

    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.

  3. Philip Skelton:

    History makes us some amends for the shortness of life.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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