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