- 1. little, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
- usage: a small amount or duration; "he accepted the little they gave him"
- 1. small (vs. large), little (vs. big), atomic, subatomic, bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck, bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy, dinky, dwarfish, elfin, elflike, gnomish, half-size, infinitesimal, minute, lesser, microscopic, microscopical, micro, miniature, minuscule, miniscule, olive-sized, pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable, puny, runty, shrimpy, slender, slim, smaller, littler, smallish, small-scale, undersize, undersized
- usage: limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
- 2. little(prenominal) (vs. much), slight, small(prenominal), less
- usage: (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work"
- 3. little, small, young (vs. old), immature
- usage: (of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"
- 4. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial, unimportant (vs. important)
- usage: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
- 5. little, small, soft (vs. loud)
- usage: (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
- 6. short (vs. tall), little, chunky, dumpy, low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset, half-length, pint-size, pint-sized, runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, short-stalked, squab, squabby, low
- usage: low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
- 7. little, minuscule, small, lowercase (vs. uppercase)
- usage: lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
- 8. little, emotional (vs. unemotional)
- usage: small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); "a nice little job"; "bless your little heart"; "my dear little mother"; "a sweet little deal"; "I'm tired of your petty little schemes"; "filthy little tricks"; "what a nasty little situation"
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- 1. little
- usage: not much; "he talked little about his family"
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