Small and Short


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Small adjective – Of a size that is less than average.
Short is a synonym for small in amount topic. In some cases you can use "Short" instead the word "Small" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like quantity.
Nearby Word: smallish
Synonyms for Small


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Short adjective – Having relatively little height.
Usage example: a lot of boys are shorter than the girls in middle school, but they quickly catch up by high school

Small is a synonym for short in amount topic. You can use "Small" instead the word "Short" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as size, not tall.
Nearby Words: shorten, shortened, shortage, shortness, shorted
Synonyms for Short

Things that words describes

girl small girl short girl
man small man short man
amount small amount short amount
section small section short section
Other nouns: piece, time, bit.
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