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Little

Pronunciation of Little
/lˈɪtə͡l/, /lˈɪtə‍l/, /l_ˈɪ_t_əl/

Synonyms for little:

Mickey Mouse

mickey mouse.

Sense 2

discreet, rarely, pert, insubstantial, fractional, seldom, short-range, infrequently, rarity, any, insignificant, stunted, inconsequential, sporadically.

Sense 3

bit, narrow-minded, pitiful, dash, bare, cunning, barely, count on, within, lightly, occasionally, rare.

Sense 4

minority, passing, marginal, only.

Sense 5

serial, neat, limited.

Sense 6

From, away, apart.

Sense 7

further.

Sense 8

off.

Sense 10

light.

Sense 14

out.

Sense 15

right.

backward

underdeveloped.

dwarf

scrub, dwarf.

microscopic

molecular.

scarcely

hardly.

all (adjective)

small.

few (adjective)

scarce, minimal, minimum, negligible, insufficient, scanty, few, sparse, spotty, niggardly, miserly.

inconsiderable (adjective)

inconsiderable.

limited (adjective)

limited.

little (adjective)

brief, delicate, compact, low, puny, meager, paltry, small, minute, concise, scanty, few, diminutive, succinct, narrow, short.

low (adjective)

low-lying.

narrow-minded (adjective)

illiberal, small-minded, narrow, mean, provincial.

not important (adjective)

minor, trifling, negligible, paltry, petty, unimportant, insignificant, trivial, small.

short (adjective)

clipped, squat, low, abridged, succinct, curt, stumpy, condensed, brief, runty, sawed-off, small, compact, short, petite, picayune, puny, concise.

small (adjective)

diminutive, scanty, trifling, one-horse, dwarfish, modest, scant, itty-bitty, meager, scrawny, petite, piddling, small, baby, stingy, miniature, weeny, nugatory, toy, mere, short, pocket, compact, teensy, bantam, beggarly, teeny-weeny, teeny, microscopic, sparing, minimal, paltry, two-by-four, slim, vest pocket, wee, one-man, miserly, picayune, minute, spare, infinitesimal, ungenerous, puny, negligible, minor, deficient, slight, delicate, smallish, niggardly, tiny.

small in size, amount (adjective)

wee, inconsiderable, miniature, brief, scant, short, slight, lilliputian, elfin, infinitesimal, dinky, microscopic, meager, minute, sparse, teeny, shrimpy, toy, young, petite, stunted, light, tiny, limited, immature, diminutive, insufficient, cramped, bantam, undersized.

stunted (adjective)

small fry, dwarfish.

infrequently (adverb)

sporadically, seldom.

hardly (adverb)

infrequently.

infrequently, not much (adverb)

hardly, seldom, barely, rarely.

Sense 2 (noun)

inconsiderable, only, barely, mere.

Sense 4 (noun)

mean.

Sense 5 (noun)

discreet.

Sense 7 (noun)

inconsequent, serial, count on, inconsequential.

Sense 8 (noun)

rarity, rare, narrow-minded.

Sense 10 (noun)

infrequently, sporadically, rarely, occasionally, seldom.

little (noun)

bantam, unimportant, undersized, dinky, brief, itsy-bitsy, emotional, lesser, miniscule, mickey mouse, petite, lowercase, lilliputian, tiny, weensy, fiddling, minuscule, soft, microscopic, weeny, smallest, younger, slim, trivial, short, teensy, itty-bitty, littlest, least, miniature, picayune, gnomish, undersize, footling, bitty, pocket-sized, dwarf, dwarfish, elflike, half-size, immature, teentsy, puny, piffling, teensy-weensy, slender, wee, elfin, small-scale, small, teeny-weeny, piddling, niggling, smallish, diminutive, minute, shrimpy, micro, littler, smaller, petty, runty, pocket-size, infinitesimal, teeny, midget, young, slight, bittie.

small amount of something (noun)

dash, spot, trace, speck, touch, particle, bit.

Usage examples for little:

  • What do you say, little doctor? - "The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp", Thornton W. Burgess.
  • Let her come up a little! - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.
  • There is but little to say about us. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.

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