shortness


shortness
noun
1. the property of being of short spatial extent (Freq. 1)
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the shortness of the Channel crossing

Ant: ↑longness
Derivationally related forms: ↑short
Hypernyms: ↑length
2. the condition of being short of something
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there was no shortness of money

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can cause shortness of breath

Derivationally related forms: ↑short
Hypernyms: ↑lack, ↑deficiency, ↑want
3. the property of being truncated or short
Syn: ↑truncation
Derivationally related forms: ↑short
Hypernyms: ↑lowness
4. the property of being of short temporal extent
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the shortness of air travel time

Ant: ↑longness
Derivationally related forms: ↑short
Hypernyms: ↑duration, ↑length
Hyponyms: ↑curtailment, ↑briefness
5. the property of being shorter than average stature
Ant: ↑tallness
Derivationally related forms: ↑short
Hypernyms: ↑stature, ↑height
6. an abrupt discourteous manner
Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑brusqueness, ↑curtness, ↑gruffness
Derivationally related forms: ↑short, ↑gruff (for: ↑gruffness), ↑curt (for: ↑curtness), ↑brusque (for: ↑brusqueness), ↑abrupt (for: ↑abruptness)
Hypernyms: ↑discourtesy, ↑rudeness

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