the property of being of short spatial extent;
"the shortness of the Channel crossing"
the condition of being short of something;
"there was no shortness of money"
"can cause shortness of breath"
the property of being truncated or short
the property of being of short temporal extent;
"the shortness of air travel time"
the property of being shorter than average stature
an abrupt discourteous manner
- He was extremely sorry for the shortness of time.
- Some women don't have typical symptoms like chest pains, she said, but may have pain lower in their bodies or severe shortness of breath.
- brevity 短暂
- poverty 贫困
- brusqueness 唐突
- curtness 简略
- abruptness 突然
- smallness 小
- tininess 极小
- littleness 细小(少量)
- quickness 急速
- rapidity 迅速
- speed 速度
- transience 短暂，片刻，稍纵即逝...
- briefness 简单
- concision 简明
- succinctness 简明
- briskness 敏捷
- truncation 切掉顶端
- gruffness gruff的名词形式...