Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tall

1 sense of tall

Sense 1
tall -- (a garment size for a tall person)
       => size -- (the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe")

Antonyms of adj tall

4 senses of tall

Sense 1
tall (vs. short) -- (great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships")

short (vs. tall), little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")
        => chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy -- (short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure")
        => compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset -- (having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man")
        => half-length -- (representing only the upper half of the body; "a half-length portrait")
        => pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off -- (well below average height)
        => short-stalked -- (of plants having relatively short stalks)
        => squab, squabby -- (short and fat)

Sense 2
grandiloquent, magniloquent, tall -- (lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying")

INDIRECT (VIA rhetorical) -> unrhetorical -- (not rhetorical)

Sense 3
tall (prenominal) -- (impressively difficult; "a tall order")

INDIRECT (VIA difficult) -> easy -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 4
improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall (prenominal) -- (too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story")

INDIRECT (VIA incredible) -> credible, believable -- (capable of being believed; "completely credible testimony"; "credible information")

Similarity of adj tall

4 senses of tall

Sense 1
tall (vs. short) -- (great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships")
       => gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy -- (tall and thin and having long slender limbs; "a gangling teenager"; "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man")
       => in height (predicate) -- (having a specified height; "five feet tall"; "five feet in height")
       => leggy, long-legged, long-shanked -- (having long legs)
       => leggy, tall-growing -- ((of plants) having tall spindly stems)
       => long -- (of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows")
       => long-stalked, tall-stalked -- (of plants having relatively long stalks)
       => stately, statuesque -- (of size and dignity suggestive of a statue)
       => tallish -- (somewhat tall)
          Also See-> large#1, big#1; high#2

Sense 2
grandiloquent, magniloquent, tall -- (lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying")
       => rhetorical (vs. unrhetorical) -- (given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery")

Sense 3
tall (prenominal) -- (impressively difficult; "a tall order")
       => difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 4
improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall (prenominal) -- (too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story")
       => incredible (vs. credible), unbelievable -- (beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible")

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