Synonyms for little


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), 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, microscopic, least, littlest, smallest, lesser, micro, miniature, minuscule, miniscule, 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"; "a small voice"
2. little(prenominal) (vs. much), small(prenominal), slight, 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 hope remained"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "a little time is left"
3. brief, little, short (vs. long)
usage: of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country"; "in a little while"; "it's a little way away"
4. little, small, young (vs. old), immature
usage: not fully grown; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"
5. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, Mickey Mouse, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial, unimportant (vs. important)
usage: (informal terms) 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"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "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"
6. little, small, soft (vs. loud)
usage: (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
7. little(prenominal) (vs. big), younger
usage: younger brother or sister; "little brother"
8. little, minuscule, small, lowercase (vs. uppercase)
usage: lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
9. 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"


1. little
usage: not much; "he talked little about his family"
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