AskDefine | Define shortness

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shortness

Noun

1 the property of being of short spatial extent [ant: longness]
2 the property of being truncated or short [syn: truncation]
3 the property of being of short temporal extent [ant: longness]
4 the property of being shorter than average stature [ant: tallness]
5 an abrupt discourteous manner [syn: abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness]

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English

Noun

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

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Translations

The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief
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