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Noun: shortness  short-nus
  1. The property of being of short spatial extent
    "the shortness of the Channel crossing"
  2. The condition of being short of something
    "there was no shortness of money"; "can cause shortness of breath"
  3. The property of being truncated or short
    - truncation
  4. The property of being of short temporal extent
    "the shortness of air travel time"
  5. The property of being shorter than average stature
  6. An abrupt discourteous manner
    "his antagonistic shortness";
    - abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness

Type of: deficiency, discourtesy, duration, height, lack, length, lowness, rudeness, stature, want

Antonym: longness, tallness

Encyclopedia: Shortness