Synonyms of shortened


1. shorten, reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down

usage: make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"

2. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

3. shorten, change, alter, modify

usage: make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"

4. shorten, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"

5. bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce

usage: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"


1. sawed-off, sawn-off, shortened, short (vs. long)

usage: cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use"

2. abbreviated, shortened, truncated, short (vs. long)

usage: cut short in duration; "the abbreviated speech"; "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking"; "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"

3. telescoped, shortened, short (vs. long)

usage: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"

4. cut, shortened, abridged (vs. unabridged)

usage: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

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