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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) short

Synonyms: short, shortstop Definition: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

Hypernyms: position Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player Usage: what position does he play?

Synonyms: short Definition: the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

Hypernyms: piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel, parcel of land Definition: an extended area of land

Synonyms: short, short circuit Definition: accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

Hypernyms: contact, tangency Definition: (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact Usage: they forget to solder the contacts

Synonyms for (verb) short

Synonyms: short, short-circuit Definition: create a short circuit in

Hypernyms: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: short, short-change Definition: cheat someone by not returning him enough money

Hypernyms: hornswoggle, goldbrick, gip, gyp, bunco, short-change, scam, rook, con, diddle, defraud, swindle, mulct, nobble, victimize Definition: deprive of by deceit Usage: He swindled me out of my inheritance; She defrauded the customers who trusted her; the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

Synonyms for (adjective) short

Synonyms: curt, brusk, brusque, short Definition: marked by rude or peremptory shortness Usage: try to cultivate a less brusque manner; a curt reply; the salesgirl was very short with him

Hypernyms: discourteous Definition: showing no courtesy; rude Usage: a distant and at times discourteous young

Synonyms: short Definition: tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening Usage: shortbread is a short crumbly cookie; a short flaky pie crust

Hypernyms: breakable Definition: capable of being broken or damaged Usage: earthenware pottery is breakable; breakable articles should be packed carefully

Synonyms: short Definition: (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length Usage: short skirts; short hair; the board was a foot short; a short toss

Hypernyms: brief, abbreviated Definition: (of clothing) very short Usage: an abbreviated swimsuit; a brief bikini

Hypernyms: close Definition: used of hair or haircuts Usage: a close military haircut

Hypernyms: curtal Definition: (obsolete) cut short Usage: a dog with a curtal tail

Hypernyms: shortened, sawed-off, sawn-off Definition: cut short Usage: a sawed-off shotgun; a sawed-off broomstick; the shortened rope was easier to use

Hypernyms: shortish Definition: somewhat short

Hypernyms: short-range Definition: limited to short distances Usage: short-range planes; a short-range shot

Hypernyms: short-snouted Definition: having a snout that is shorter than average

Hypernyms: snub Definition: unusually short Usage: a snub nose

Hypernyms: stubby Definition: short and blunt Usage: stubby fingers; a stubby pencil

Hypernyms: telescoped, shortened Definition: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another Usage: a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars; years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream

Hypernyms: truncate, truncated Definition: terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off Usage: a truncate leaf; truncated volcanic mountains; a truncated pyramid

Synonyms: short Definition: primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration Usage: a short life; a short flight; a short holiday; a short story; only a few short months

Hypernyms: shortened, abbreviated, truncated Definition: cut short in duration Usage: the abbreviated speech; her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking; an unsatisfactory truncated conversation

Hypernyms: brief Definition: of short duration or distance Usage: a brief stay in the country

Hypernyms: clipped Definition: (of speech) having quick short sounds Usage: a clipped upper-class accent

Hypernyms: momentaneous, momentary, fugitive, fleeting Definition: lasting for a markedly brief time Usage: a fleeting glance; fugitive hours; rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass; a momentary glimpse

Hypernyms: short and sweet Definition: dealt with very quickly; to the point Usage: the conference was short and sweet; make your statement short and sweet

Hypernyms: short-dated Definition: of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption

Hypernyms: short-range Definition: relating to the near future Usage: a short-range policy

Hypernyms: short-run, short-term Definition: relating to or extending over a limited period Usage: short-run planning; a short-term lease; short-term credit

Synonyms: short, shortsighted, myopic, unforesightful Definition: lacking foresight or scope Usage: a short view of the problem; shortsighted policies; shortsighted critics derided the plan; myopic thinking

Hypernyms: improvident Definition: not provident; not providing for the future

Synonyms: inadequate, poor, short Definition: not sufficient to meet a need Usage: an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience

Hypernyms: deficient, insufficient Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement Usage: insufficient funds

Synonyms: light, scant, short Definition: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so Usage: a light pound; a scant cup of sugar; regularly gives short weight

Hypernyms: deficient, insufficient Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement Usage: insufficient funds

Synonyms: short, little Definition: low in stature; not tall Usage: he was short and stocky; short in stature; a short smokestack; a little man

Hypernyms: low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, dumpy, chunky Definition: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature Usage: some people seem born to be square and chunky; a dumpy little dumpling of a woman; dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears; a little church with a squat tower; a squatty red smokestack; a stumpy ungainly figure

Hypernyms: compact, stocky, thick, thickset, heavyset Definition: having a short and solid form or stature Usage: a wrestler of compact build; he was tall and heavyset; stocky legs; a thickset young man

Hypernyms: half-length Definition: representing only the upper half of the body Usage: a half-length portrait

Hypernyms: runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, pint-size, pint-sized Definition: well below average height

Hypernyms: short-stalked Definition: of plants having relatively short stalks

Hypernyms: squab, squabby Definition: short and fat