Synonyms of shortly in English:


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1‘she will be with you shortly’


soon, directly, presently, quite soon, in a short time, in a little while, in a short while, at any minute, at any moment, at any second, in a minute, in a moment, in a second, in less than no time, in less than no time at all, in next to no time, before long, by and by

North American momentarily

South African just now

informal pretty soon, any day now, any minute now, any moment now, any second now, any time now, before one knows it, before one can say Jack Robinson, in a jiffy, in two shakes of a lamb's tail

British informal in a mo, sharpish

archaic, informal anon

literary ere long

2‘‘I know that,’ he replied shortly’


curtly, sharply, abruptly, bluntly, brusquely, tersely, in an offhand manner, gruffly, ungraciously, gracelessly, surlily, snappily, testily, tartly, rudely, discourteously, uncivilly, impolitely


patiently, courteously