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Synonyms for short

Synonyms for short

not long in time or duration

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accomplished in very little time

marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen

not enough to meet a demand or requirement

without any warning

without adequate preparation

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the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

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create a short circuit in

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primarily temporal sense

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(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length

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low in stature

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not sufficient to meet a need

(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices

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of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration

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less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

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lacking foresight or scope

tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening

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marked by rude or peremptory shortness

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quickly and without warning

without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold

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at a disadvantage

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in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

References in periodicals archive ?
Though being small has its perks, many modestly-sized enterprises feel they hold the short end of the stick when it comes to providing competitive benefits and work-life balance practices.
I wanted to add, however, that teachers are not the only ones getting the short end of the stick.
Moorpark got the short end of the stick by finishing fourth in league with a match-up against top-seed Long Beach Poly.
They pay a premium to house extensive sales staff in Manhattan for the duration of the show, and many feel they are getting the short end of the stick.
Indians traditionally have gotten the short end of the stick, though that has changed somewhat in the last couple of decades, as indigenous protests and international pressure have compelled the government to recognize some tribal land rights.
Many times, they simply know very little about nonfoods, so we get the short end of the stick.
Ortega says his government will look to strengthen trade with the United States in areas that are beneficial to Nicaragua but also will seek new markets in South America to place agricultural products that got the short end of the stick under the DR-Cafta trade agreement.
The report's creator, Rocco Forino--a former analyst at the Loan Pricing Corporation in Manhattan, said, "Industry wide, subs get the short end of the stick.
We at the Bureau of Indications want to be the first to say that cheerleaders have received the short end of the stick in terms of appreciation as cultural icons.
In most states, that legislation leaves faculty holding the short end of the stick.
People are always looking for someone to blame and I believe bartenders are getting the short end of the stick.
We can actually gain market share and still come out on the short end of the stick.
Both are also heavy newspaper advertisers, and, though a strategy has yet to emerge, newspapers could get the short end of the stick.
Unlike past Democratic hopefuls, Kerry more pointedly distinguishes who he thinks the bad guys are: not corporations or the rich per se, but "lobbyists," "the privileged," and others who "cut corners and break laws and get special benefits, while those who do what's right get the short end of the stick.