Synonyms of small


1. small, body part

usage: the slender part of the back

2. small, size

usage: a garment size for a small person


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. minor, modest, small, small-scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized, limited (vs. unlimited)

usage: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"

3. little, small, young (vs. old), immature

usage: (of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"

4. small(prenominal), little(prenominal) (vs. much), slight

usage: slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; "a series of death struggles with small time in between"

5. humble, low, lowly, modest, small, inferior (vs. superior)

usage: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

6. little, minuscule, small, lowercase (vs. uppercase)

usage: lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

7. little, small, soft (vs. loud)

usage: (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"

8. small, fine (vs. coarse)

usage: have fine or very small constituent particles; "a small misty rain"

9. modest, small, moderate (vs. immoderate)

usage: not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"

10. belittled, diminished, small, decreased (vs. increased), reduced

usage: made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small"


1. small

usage: on a small scale; "think small"

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Definition and meaning of small (Dictionary)