What is the opposite of tall?

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Adjective
(of an object) Opposite of having a greater than average height
“The town center consisted mostly of offices and shops housed in low buildings.”
Adjective
(of an object) Opposite of having a greater than average height
“A level surface reduces the risk of tripping or twisting an ankle.”
Adjective
(of an object) Opposite of having a greater than average height
“The best spot for swimming with humpbacks is a sunken crater off Maui's west coast called Molokini.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of having a greater than average height and build
“She was naturally short and petite, which allowed her to fit comfortably into small spaces.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of having a greater than average height with a rangy build
“He had, by this time, grown quite a bit from the stocky boy he used to be.”
Adjective
Opposite of implausible or untrue
“He has some unusual stories to tell about his childhood, but they are mostly true.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring more effort than could be reasonably expected or asked for
“Given the ample time they had to amend the education bill, the interns felt that it was an easy task to complete.”
Adjective
Opposite of given to using language in a showy way
“Despite his high intellect, he would typically use simple terms to express himself.”
Adjective
Opposite of in the measurement of height
“The average American man has a waistline of roughly 39 inches in length.”
Adjective
Opposite of extremely tall, especially in comparison with the surroundings
Adjective
Opposite of that has been described as greater or better than it actually is
“There is understated confidence about the food, and the service allows you to sit back and truly relax.”
Adjective
Opposite of grown-up
“Bobby had just turned eighteen and was no longer considered one of the young boys.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing only in the realms of one's imagination
Adjective
Opposite of not likely to happen, be done, or be true
Adverb
Opposite of in a level or upright position
“With his hands buried deep in his pockets, and his body bent slouchingly forward, his mode of entering a room was often irresistibly droll.”
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