Synonyms of short in English:

short


See definition of short

adjective

1‘a short piece of string’

SYNONYMS

small, little, tiny, minuscule

informal teeny, teeny-weeny

ANTONYMS

long

2‘the problem for short people was to see over the crowd’

SYNONYMS

small, little, petite, tiny, squat, stocky, dumpy, stubby, elfin, dwarfish, diminutive, Lilliputian

Scottish wee

informal pint-sized, teeny, teeny-weeny, pocket-sized, knee-high to a grasshopper

British informal fubsy

ANTONYMS

tall

3‘there is a female redwing in the short scrubby bushes’

SYNONYMS

low, squat, stubby, miniature, dwarf

Scottish wee

ANTONYMS

tall

4‘the ‘Times’ published a short report of the affair’

SYNONYMS

concise, brief, succinct, to the point, compact, terse, curt, summary, economical, crisp, short and sweet, pithy, epigrammatic, laconic, pointed, thumbnail, abridged, abbreviated, condensed, synoptic, compendious, summarized, contracted, curtailed, truncated

ANTONYMS

long, overlong, verbose

5‘for a short time’

SYNONYMS

brief, momentary, temporary, short-lived, impermanent, short-term, cursory, fleeting, passing, fugitive, flying, lightning, transitory, transient, ephemeral, evanescent, fading, quick, meteoric

rare fugacious

6‘let's take the short route’

SYNONYMS

direct, straight

ANTONYMS

roundabout

7‘money is a bit short at the moment’

SYNONYMS

scarce, in short supply, scant, scanty, meagre, sparse, hard to find, hard to come by, not enough, too little, insufficient, deficient, inadequate, lacking, wanting

at a premium, like gold dust, not to be had, scarcer than hen's teeth

paltry, negligible, thin

informal not to be had for love nor money

rare exiguous

ANTONYMS

plentiful

8‘he was rather short with her’

SYNONYMS

curt, sharp, abrupt, blunt, brusque, terse, offhand, gruff, ungracious, graceless, surly, snappy, testy, tart, rude, discourteous, uncivil, impolite, ill-mannered, bad-mannered

ANTONYMS

patient, courteous

9‘short pastry’

SYNONYMS

crumbly, crispy, crisp, brittle, friable

shortcrust

fatty


adverb

1‘Iris headed for the kitchen, then stopped short’

SYNONYMS

abruptly, suddenly, sharply, all of a sudden, all at once, unexpectedly, without warning, out of the blue


Phrases

    in short

      ‘in short, then, the government is being called to account for the economic disaster’

      SYNONYMS

      briefly, to put it briefly, to put it concisely, to put it succinctly, in a word, in a nutshell, in a few words, in precis, in essence, to cut a long story short, to come to the point

      in conclusion, summarizing, in summary, to sum up, in sum

      ANTONYMS

      in full

    short of

      1‘holidays or sickness may leave a ward short of nurses’

      SYNONYMS

      deficient in, lacking, lacking in, wanting, wanting in, in need of, low on, short on, missing, with an insufficiency of, with too few …, with too little …

      informal

      strapped for, pushed for, minus

      2‘short of interning suspects without trial, there is little the security forces can do’

      SYNONYMS

      apart from, other than, in any other way than, aside from, besides, except, except for, excepting, without, without going so far as, excluding, leaving out, not counting, disregarding, save, save for