Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

"A short memory"

Related Adjective(s):forgetful, unretentive

2.Definition: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

"Short skirts", "Short hair", "The board was a foot short", "A short toss"

3.Definition: lacking foresight or scope

"A short view of the problem", "Shortsighted policies", "Shortsighted critics derided the plan"

Related Adjective(s):myopic, shortsighted, unforesightful

4.Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

"Regularly gives short weight"

Related Adjective(s):light, scant

5.Definition: low in stature; not tall

"He was short and stocky", "Short in stature", "A short smokestack"

Related Adjective(s):little

6.Definition: marked by rude or peremptory shortness

"The salesgirl was very short with him"

Related Adjective(s):brusk, brusque, curt

7.Definition: not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

"A short sale", "Short in cotton"

8.Definition: of insufficient quantity to meet a need

"Money is short", "On short rations", "Food is in short supply", "Short on experience"

Related Adjective(s):inadequate, jejune, poor

9.Definition: of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

"The English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"

10.Definition: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

"A short life", "A short flight", "A short holiday", "A short story", "Only a few short months"

11.Definition: tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening

"Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie", "A short flaky pie crust"

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