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Synonyms for little

Synonyms for (noun) little

Synonyms: little Definition: a small amount or duration Usage: he accepted the little they gave him

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Synonyms for (adjective) little

Synonyms: little Definition: small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context) Usage: 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

Similar words: emotional Definition: of more than usual emotion Usage: his behavior was highly emotional

Synonyms: trivial, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, lilliputian, little, footling, fiddling Definition: (informal) small and of little importance Usage: 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

Similar words: unimportant Definition: not important Usage: a relatively unimportant feature of the system; the question seems unimportant

Synonyms: little, small Definition: limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent Usage: a little dining room; a little house; a small car; a little (or small) group

Similar words: atomic Definition: immeasurably small

Similar words: subatomic Definition: of smaller than atomic dimensions

Similar words: tiny, bantam, lilliputian, midget, diminutive, petite, flyspeck Definition: very small Usage: diminutive in stature; a lilliputian chest of drawers; her petite figure; tiny feet; the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

Similar words: bittie, bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, wee, weensy, weeny Definition: (used informally) very small Usage: a wee tot

Similar words: dinky Definition: small and insignificant Usage: we stayed in a dinky old hotel

Similar words: dwarfish Definition: atypically small Usage: dwarf tree; dwarf star

Similar words: elfin, elflike Definition: small and delicate Usage: she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate; obsessed by things elfin and small

Similar words: gnomish Definition: used of small deformed creatures

Similar words: half-size Definition: half the usual or regular size

Similar words: infinitesimal, minute Definition: infinitely or immeasurably small Usage: two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm; reduced to a microscopic scale

Similar words: lesser Definition: smaller in size or amount or value Usage: the lesser powers of Europe; the lesser anteater

Similar words: microscopic, microscopical Definition: so small as to be invisible without a microscope Usage: differences were microscopic

Similar words: micro Definition: extremely small in scale or scope or capability

Similar words: miniature Definition: being on a very small scale Usage: a miniature camera

Similar words: miniscule, minuscule Definition: very small Usage: a minuscule kitchen; a minuscule amount of rain fell

Similar words: olive-sized Definition: about the size of an olive

Similar words: pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable Definition: small enough to be carried in a garment pocket Usage: pocket-size paperbacks

Similar words: puny, runty, shrimpy Definition: (used especially of persons) of inferior size

Similar words: slender, slim Definition: small in quantity Usage: slender wages; a slim chance of winning; a small surplus

Similar words: smaller, littler Definition: small or little relative to something else

Similar words: smallish Definition: rather small

Similar words: small-scale Definition: created or drawn on a small scale Usage: small-scale maps; a small-scale model

Similar words: undersize, undersized Definition: smaller than normal for its kind

Synonyms: little, small Definition: (of a voice) faint Usage: a little voice; a still small voice

Similar words: soft Definition: (of sound) relatively low in volume Usage: soft voices; soft music

Synonyms: little, small, minuscule Definition: lowercase Usage: little a; small a; e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters

Similar words: lowercase Definition: relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case Usage: lowercase letters; a and b and c etc

Synonyms: slight, little Definition: (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some Usage: 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

Similar words: small Definition: slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope Usage: a series of death struggles with small time in between

Synonyms: little, small Definition: (of children and animals) young, immature Usage: what a big little boy you are; small children

Similar words: young, immature Definition: (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth Usage: young people

Synonyms: short, little Definition: low in stature; not tall Usage: he was short and stocky; short in stature; a short smokestack; a little man

Similar words: low-set, squat, squatty, stumpy, dumpy, chunky Definition: short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature Usage: 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

Similar words: compact, stocky, thick, thickset, heavyset Definition: having a short and solid form or stature Usage: a wrestler of compact build; he was tall and heavyset; stocky legs; a thickset young man

Similar words: half-length Definition: representing only the upper half of the body Usage: a half-length portrait

Similar words: runty, sawed-off, sawn-off, pint-size, pint-sized Definition: well below average height

Similar words: short-stalked Definition: of plants having relatively short stalks

Similar words: squab, squabby Definition: short and fat