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Synonyms for shortʃɔrt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. short(noun)

    the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

    Synonyms:
    short circuit, shortstop

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    short circuit, shortstop, short

    Antonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    short circuit, shortstop, short

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, abruptly

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    dead, suddenly, unawares, shortly, curtly, short, abruptly

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. short(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    low, shallow, narrow, slim

    Antonyms:
    broad, tall, long, high, deep, wide

  2. short(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    short form, abbreviation

  3. short(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    long

  4. short(adjective)

    abruptly

    Synonyms:
    lacking, on

  5. short(adjective)

    unawares

    Synonyms:
    little, pint-sized, titchy

    Antonyms:
    tall

  6. short(adverb)

    briefly

    Synonyms:
    brief, concise

    Antonyms:
    long

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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    brief, not long

  2. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    near, direct, straight

  3. short(a.)

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

  4. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, blunt

  5. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deficient, defective, inadequate, scanty, insufficient, imperfect

  6. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lacking, wanting, destitute

  7. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    brittle, friable, BRASH

  8. short(a.)

    Synonyms:
    (cookery.) crisp

  9. short(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    suddenly, abruptly, at once

  10. short(ad.)

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


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