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What is the opposite of long?

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(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.”
(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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of without breaks, gaps or interruptions
“I seem to be having Internet issues with my connection being intermittent and slow.”
Opposite of protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary
Opposite of endless or apparently endless (often used hyperbolically)
Opposite of traveling or encompassing a long distance or time
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.”
Opposite of impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
“In the end, I practically begged one of the planners to walk down the road with me and see just how discreet and unimposing this new building would be.”
Opposite of relating to or characteristic of an epic poem
“Teika's extremely understated poem might easily evoke random associations that in turn lead to a diffuse, disorganized response.”
Opposite of requiring significant amounts of time
Opposite of lacking shine, vitality, or brightness
Opposite of to have a strong want or desire
“She would dismiss his advances and leave the premises shortly after.”
Opposite of to have a strong desire for
Opposite of to be very eager for something
“I would hesitate to eat anything that moves, even if I was starving.”
Opposite of to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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.”
Opposite of to indulge in fantasies about something desired
“When I'm trying to relax, I try to suppress any negative thoughts.”
(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.”
Opposite of a very long time
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