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short(Brief), adjective abbreviated, abridged, compressed, concise, condensed, crisp, cursory, deficient, delinquent, devoid, fleet, fleeting, fugacious, hasty, laconic, meager, minimal, momentary, perfunctory, petulant, poor, quick, scarce, short-lived, shy, skimpy, sparse, succinct, temporary, terse, transient, unelevated
Associated concepts: short clause, short form decision of the court, short notice
short(Caustic), adjective abrupt, acetous, blunt, brusque, curt, discourteous, froward, grouchy, gruff, impolite, irascible, peevish, sharp, sour, sullen, surly, terse, touchy, testy, trenchant, ungraceful, volatile
short(Imperfect), adjective defective, inadequate, incommensurate, incomplete, insufficient, lacking, low, meager, needing, sparse, unenduring, wanting
See also: brief, caustic, compact, concise, cursory, deficient, delinquent, devoid, ephemeral, impecunious, imperfect, inadequate, incommensurate, laconic, minimal, overdue, perfunctory, petulant, pithy, poor, scarce, succinct, transient