HyperDic: shortness

English > 6 senses of the word shortness:
NOUNattributeshortnessthe property of being of short spatial extent
stateshortnessthe condition of being short of something
attributeshortness, truncationthe property of being truncated or short
attributeshortnessthe property of being of short temporal extent
attributeshortnessthe property of being shorter than average stature
attributeshortness, abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffnessan abrupt discourteous manner
shortness > pronunciation
Soundsshao'rtnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > shortness: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property of being of short spatial extent.
Example"the shortness of the Channel crossing"
BroaderlengthThe linear extent in space from one end to the other
OppositelongnessThe property of being of long spatial extent
Adjectivesshort(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
English > shortness: 6 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe condition of being short of something.
Examples
  • "there was no shortness of money"
  • "can cause shortness of breath"
Broaderlack, deficiency, wantThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Adjectivesshort(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
shortnot sufficient to meet / meet a need
English > shortness: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of being truncated or short.
Synonymtruncation
BroaderlownessThe quality of being low
Adjectivesshortlow in stature
English > shortness: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe property of being of short temporal extent.
Example"the shortness of air travel time"
NarrowerbriefnessThe temporal property of being very short
curtailmentThe temporal property of being cut short
Broaderduration, lengthcontinuance in time
Oppositelongnessduration as an extension
Spanishbrevedad
Adjectivesshortprimarily temporal sense
English > shortness: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe property of being shorter than average stature.
Broaderstature, height(of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
OppositetallnessThe property of being taller than average stature
Adjectivesshortlow in stature
English > shortness: 6 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningAn abrupt discourteous manner.
Synonymsabruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness
Broaderdiscourtesy, rudenessA manner that is rude and insulting
Spanishbrusquedad, sequedad
Catalanbrusquedat, sequedat
Adjectivesshortmarked by rude or peremptory shortness

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