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Roget-categorie 201

2. Words relating to space
2.2. Dimensions
›› 2.2.2. Linear dimensions

#201. Shortness

zelfstandig naamwoord

shortness etc. adj. — brevitylittleness etc. 193a span.
shortening etc. v. — abbreviation, abbreviatureabridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment, decurtationreduction etc. (contraction) 195epitome etc. (compendium) 596.
elision, ellipsisconciseness etc. (in style) 572.
abridger, epitomist, epitomizer.


be short etc. adj. — render short etc. adj. — shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reducecompress etc. (contract) 195epitomize etc. 596.
retrench, cut short, obtruncatescrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hewcut down, pare downclip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, cropsnubtruncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth offoreshorten (in drawing).

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

short, brief, curtcompendious, compactstubby, scrimpshorn, stubbedstumpy, thickset, pugchunky [U.S.], decurtateretroussestockysquab, squabbysquat, dumpylittle etc. 193curtailed of its fair proportionsshort byoblateconcise etc. 572summary.


shortly etc. adj. — in short etc. (concisely) 572.

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