How to describe a character who is a doctor but short in height without saying he's short?
The character is a doctor who's under 5 feet, and I want the reader to know this without mentioning he is short.
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Here are a few things I would say :
adjectives : - stubby (implying he is fat, don't know if you want that)
imagery : - "he had trouble measuring me, and had to stand on a stool" - " he look up to me to meet my eyeline as I shook his hand" - "he stood up straight to gain a few centimetres
i'll edit this answer if other forms come to me