What is the opposite of long?

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Adjective
(short) Opposite of of a sizeable measurement from one point to another
“It's just a short strip with plenty of shops lined up along it.”
Adjective
(of physical attributes) Opposite of of a sizeable measurement from one point to another
“His unusually stunted legs did not dampen his aspiration to become an Olympian.”
Adjective
Opposite of of having a great duration or lasting a long period of time
“The documentary was surprisingly brief, omitting plenty of key elements, and failing to answer many ethical questions the case had raised.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a good ability to remember
“You're going to have to remind me who you are because I have a forgetful mind.”
Adjective
Opposite of looking towards the long term or future
“It is not difficult to take a shortsighted view of the matter and to put too much faith in technology.”
Adjective
Opposite of without breaks, gaps or interruptions
“I seem to be having Internet issues with my connection being intermittent and slow.”
Adjective
Opposite of without intervening space
“The solid lines represent the contours where there is an increase in electron cloud and the broken lines show regions with a decrease.”
Adjective
Opposite of over a protracted period of time
Adjective
Opposite of protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary
Adjective
Opposite of seemingly endless because boring
Adjective
Opposite of requiring significant amounts of time
Adjective
Opposite of having multiple or many syllables
Adjective
Opposite of situated at a great distance in space or time
Adjective
Opposite of straight and flat
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or characteristic of an epic poem
Verb
Opposite of to have a strong want or desire
“She would dismiss his advances and leave the premises shortly after.”
Verb
Opposite of to crave, want or desire something or someone
Verb
Opposite of to be very eager for something
“I would hesitate to eat anything that moves, even if I was starving.”
Verb
Opposite of have a strong desire for something
Verb
Opposite of to (attempt to) mentally cause to happen
“The caterers spent the entire time flapping their arms in a furious, but futile attempt to discourage the flies from landing on their foods.”
Verb
Opposite of to indulge in fantasies about something desired
“When I'm trying to relax, I try to suppress any negative thoughts.”
Noun
(typically used in the phrase before long) Opposite of an extended period of time
“With the right motivation, he will be there in a flash.”
Noun
Opposite of a very long time
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