short-winded

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short-winded (comparative more short-winded, superlative most short-winded)

  1. Out of breath, gasping for air; breathing rapidly, or given to becoming short of breath.
  2. (figuratively) Hasty, breathless; rushed.
    • 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Penguin 2000, p. 8:
      it is [...] what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and shortwinded elations of men.
  3. Concise and to the point (opposite of long-winded).