shortness

Definitions of shortness
  1. noun
    the property of being truncated or short
    synonyms: truncation
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    type of:
    lowness
    the quality of being low; lacking height
  2. noun
    the property of being of short spatial extent
    “the shortness of the Channel crossing”
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    longness
    the property of being of long spatial extent
    type of:
    length
    the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
  3. noun
    the property of being of short temporal extent
    “the shortness of air travel time”
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    Antonyms:
    longness
    duration as an extension
    types:
    curtailment
    the temporal property of being cut short
    briefness
    the temporal property of being very short
    type of:
    duration, length
    continuance in time
  4. noun
    the condition of being short of something
    “there was no shortness of money”
    “can cause shortness of breath”
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    type of:
    deficiency, lack, want
    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
  5. noun
    the property of being shorter than average stature
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    Antonyms:
    tallness
    the property of being taller than average stature
    type of:
    height, stature
    (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
  6. noun
    an abrupt discourteous manner
    synonyms: abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness
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    type of:
    discourtesy, rudeness
    a manner that is rude and insulting
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