short-winded
adjective Date: 15th century 1. affected with or characterized by shortness of breath 2. a. brief b. broken up into short units

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  • Short-winded — Short wind ed, a. Affected with shortness of breath; having a quick, difficult respiration, as dyspnoic and asthmatic persons. May. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • short-winded — [shôrt′win΄did] adj. 1. easily put out of breath by exertion 2. breathing with quick, labored breaths 3. brief, often overly or undesirably so: said of speech or writing …   English World dictionary

  • short-winded — short′ wind′ed adj. 1) short of breath 2) brief or concise; to the point, as in speech or writing • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • short-winded — short wind·ed win dəd adj affected with or characterized by shortness of breath …   Medical dictionary

  • short winded — short of breath, having difficulty breathing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • short-winded — adj 1. breathless, out of breath, short of breath, pursy, winded; panting, huffing, puffing, gasping, heaving; wheezing, (usu of horses) broken winded, Pathol. dyspneal. 2. concise, succinct, brief, to the point, short and sweet; direct, pointed …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • short-winded — adjective a) out of breath, gasping for air, breathing rapidly; or given to easily becoming so. b) Concise and to the point (opposite of long winded) …   Wiktionary

  • short-winded — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. dyspn[o]eic, broken winded, asthmatic, wheezy. See weariness …   English dictionary for students

  • short-winded — adjective breathing laboriously or convulsively • Syn: ↑blown, ↑pursy, ↑winded • Similar to: ↑breathless, ↑dyspneic, ↑dyspnoeic, ↑dyspneal, ↑dyspnoeal …   Useful english dictionary

  • short-winded — /shawrt win did/, adj. 1. short of breath; liable to difficulty in breathing. 2. brief or concise; to the point, as in speech or writing. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

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