What is another word for short of?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈɔːt ɒv] (IPA)

Short of is a phrase commonly used in English to indicate a lack or a shortage of something. While its meaning is clear, there are many synonyms that can be used to express the same idea. Some of the most common synonyms of short of include insufficient, inadequate, deficient, lacking, wanting, scarce, limited, and meager. Each of these words conveys the idea of not having enough of something or falling short of a particular standard. Choosing the right synonym for short of can add variety and nuance to your writing while still conveying the same meaning.

What are the hypernyms for Short of?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for short of?

Short of is a phrase which means lacking, insufficiency or inadequacy. The antonyms for this phrase are excess, surplus, and abundance. An excess of something refers to having too much of it, well beyond what is needed or desired. Surplus, on the other hand, means something extra that is not necessary, while abundance is the state of having plenty of something. These antonyms are significant because they help to communicate a different message or emphasis compared to the original word. When using these antonyms, it helps to bring the opposite meaning into focus, emphasizing the presence of things that are abundant, surplus, or in excess.

What are the antonyms for Short of?

Famous quotes with Short of

  • We are all human and fall short of where we need to be. We must never stop trying to be the best we can be.
    Richard Adams
  • The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
    Alexander Alekhine
  • Some of them profess to be well acquainted with all the principal waters of the Columbia, with which they assured me these waters had no connection short of the ocean.
    William Henry Ashley
  • Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy.
    Ibrahim Babangida
  • It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together. There was in it a peculiar, intense, vital spirit if you will, that I have never felt before in any strike.
    Ray Stannard Baker

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