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
fatty
British shortcrust

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

    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
    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