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Definition of 'shortness'


  1. the property of being of short spatial extent; "the shortness of the Channel crossing"
       Antonyms: longness
  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
       Synonyms: truncation
  4. the property of being of short temporal extent; "the shortness of air travel time"
       Antonyms: longness
  5. the property of being shorter than average stature
       Antonyms: tallness
  6. an abrupt discourteous manner
       Synonyms: abruptness brusqueness curtness gruffness

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