Definition of Shortness

1. Noun. The property of being of short spatial extent. "The shortness of the Channel crossing"

Generic synonyms: Length
Antonyms: Longness
Derivative terms: Short



2. Noun. The condition of being short of something. "Can cause shortness of breath"
Generic synonyms: Deficiency, Lack, Want
Derivative terms: Short, Short

3. Noun. The property of being truncated or short.
Exact synonyms: Truncation
Generic synonyms: Lowness
Derivative terms: Short

4. Noun. The property of being of short temporal extent. "The shortness of air travel time"
Generic synonyms: Duration, Length
Specialized synonyms: Curtailment, Briefness
Antonyms: Longness
Derivative terms: Short

5. Noun. The property of being shorter than average stature.
Generic synonyms: Height, Stature
Derivative terms: Short
Antonyms: Tallness

6. Noun. An abrupt discourteous manner.
Exact synonyms: Abruptness, Brusqueness, Curtness, Gruffness
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Rudeness
Derivative terms: Abrupt, Brusque, Curt, Gruff, Short

Definition of Shortness

1. n. The quality or state of being short; want of reach or extension; brevity; deficiency; as, the shortness of a journey; the shortness of the days in winter; the shortness of an essay; the shortness of the memory; a shortness of provisions; shortness of breath.

Definition of Shortness

1. Noun. The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being short. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shortness

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Medical Definition of Shortness

1. The quality or state of being short; want of reach or extension; brevity; deficiency; as, the shortness of a journey; the shortness of the days in winter; the shortness of an essay; the shortness of the memory; a shortness of provisions; shortness of breath. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortness

shorties
shorting
shortish
shortite
shortleaf
shortleaf pine
shortleaf yellow pine
shortlist
shortlisted
shortlistee
shortlistees
shortlisting
shortlists
shortlived
shortly
shortness (current term)
shortness of breath
shortnesses
shortribs
shorts
shortsheet
shortsheeted
shortsheeting
shortsheets
shortsighted
shortsightedly
shortsightedness
shortstop
shortstops
shortsword

Literary usage of Shortness

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1. The Complete Works and Life of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne, Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1904)
"SERMON X JOB'S ACCOUNT OF THE shortness AND TROUBLES OF LIFE, ... THERE is something in this reflection of holy Job's, upon the shortness of life and ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"PARTIAL INVERSION OF THE UTERUS DUE TO shortness OF THE COKD. ... that the shortness of the cord prevented the shoulders from descending into the pelvis, ..."

3. The Sermons of Mr. Yorick by Laurence Sterne, Wilbur Lucius Cross (1904)
"SERMON X JOB'S ACCOUNT OF THE shortness AND TROUBLES OF LIFE, ... THERE is something in this reflection of holy Job's, upon the shortness of life and ..."

4. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Of the length or shortness of the life of plants, and the causes. XIII. As to the comparative shortness of life of plants and trees of the water we may say ..."

5. Expositions on the Book of Psalms by Augustine (1853)
"PSALM the shortness of Her days, and findeth that the Lord hath U ' said, ... Hear the Lord declaring the shortness of my days. This Gospel, He saith, ..."

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