Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 201 (Shortness)

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#201. Shortness.-- N. shortness &c. adj.; brevity; littleness &c. 193; a span.

shortening &c. v.; abbreviation, abbreviature[obs]; abridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment, decurtation|; reduction &c. (contraction) 195; epitome &c. (compendium) 596.

elision, ellipsis; conciseness &c. (in style) 572.

abridger, epitomist[obs], epitomizer[obs].

V. be short &c. adj.; render short &c. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress &c. (contract) 195; epitomize &c. 596.

retrench, cut short, obtruncate[obs]; scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew; cut down, pare down; clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop; snub; truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of; foreshorten[in drawing].

Adj. short, brief, curt; compendious, compact; stubby, scrimp; shorn, stubbed; stumpy, thickset, pug; chunky [U.S.], decurtate[obs]; retrousse[obs]; stocky; squab, squabby[obs]; squat, dumpy; little &c. 193; curtailed of its fair proportions; short by; oblate; concise &c. 572; summary.

Adv. shortly &c. adj.; in short &c. (concisely) 572.