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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
2. Linear Dimensions
 
201. Shortness.
 
  
NOUN:SHORTNESS &c. adj.; brevity littleness [See Littleness]; a span.
  SHORTENING &c. v.; abbreviation, abbreviature [obs.], abridgment, concision, retrenchment, curtailment, decurtation [obs.], epitomization, obtruncation [rare], condensation; reduction &c. (contraction) [See Contraction]; epitome (compendium) [See Compendium].
  elision, ellipsis; conciseness &c. (in style) [See Conciseness].
  ABRIDGER, epitomist, epitomizer, obtruncator [rare].
  
VERB:BE SHORT &c. adj.; RENDER SHORT &c. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress (contract) [See Contraction]; epitomize [See Compendium].
  CUT SHORT, retrench, obtruncate [rare], 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 [drawing].
  
ADJECTIVE:SHORT, brief, curt; compendious, compact; stubby, pudgy, tubby [colloq.], squatty, squidgy [rare], scrimp; shorn, stubbed; stumpy [colloq.], thickset, pug; chunky [U. S.], curtate, curtal [archaic], decurtate; retroussé [F.], turned up; scrub, stocky; squab, squabby; squat, squattish, dumpy; little [See Littleness]; curtailed of its fair proportions; short by; oblate; abbreviatory; concise [See Conciseness]; summary.
  
ADVERB:SHORTLY &c. adj.; in short (concisely) [See Conciseness].

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