shortness

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Etymology[edit]

From short +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

shortness (countable and uncountable, plural shortnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief.
    the shortness of a stubby pencil
    the patient's shortness of breath
  2. (countable) The result or product of being short.
  3. (uncountable) The property of being short or terse.
    I was chastened by the shortness of her reply.

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