Definition of short-winded in English:



  • (of a person) out of breath or quickly becoming so.

    • ‘After all, dope or hemp was partially responsible for our low standing in academics, athletics, and achievements; we were the first generation of teens more short-winded than our own grandparents.’
    • ‘Though short-winded, I was ready for the second pass.’
    • ‘The illness certainly affects a patients' quality of life because they often wake up short-winded, experience severe coughing or are hit by a heavy sensation in the chest.’
    • ‘You get short-winded easily and you just aren't feeling your best.’
    • ‘I would get so short winded, after just walking a few feet that I didn't want to go anywhere.’
    out of breath, panting, puffing, gasping, gasping for breath, huffing and puffing, puffing and blowing, puffed, puffed out, gulping, gulping for breath, wheezing, wheezy, choking, winded
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