Textual thesaurus for "short"

(adj) curt, brusk, brusque

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

try to cultivate a less brusque manner; a curt reply; the salesgirl was very short with him

(adj) shortsighted, myopic, unforesightful

lacking foresight or scope

a short view of the problem; shortsighted policies; shortsighted critics derided the plan; myopic thinking

(adj) unretentive, forgetful

(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

a short memory

(adj) inadequate, poor

not sufficient to meet a need

an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience

(adj) light, scant

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

a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight

(adj) little

low in stature; not tall

he was short and stocky; short in stature; a short smokestack; a little man

(adv) suddenly, dead, abruptly

quickly and without warning

he stopped suddenly

(adv) curtly, shortly

in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

he told me curtly to get on with it; he talked short with everyone; he said shortly that he didn't like it

(adv) unawares

at a disadvantage

I was caught short

(noun) shortstop

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

(noun) short circuit

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

(verb) short-circuit

create a short circuit in

(verb) short-change

cheat someone by not returning him enough money