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1. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent.

Synonyms

  • size
  • puny
  • flyspeck
  • teensy-weensy
  • atomic
  • microscopic
  • slender
  • miniscule
  • minuscule
  • pocket-sized
  • teensy
  • half-size
  • runty
  • smallish
  • shrimpy
  • micro
  • small-scale
  • elflike
  • slim
  • wee
  • teeny
  • minute
  • pocket-size
  • smaller
  • teentsy
  • littler
  • undersize
  • undersized
  • diminutive
  • itty-bitty
  • elfin
  • bittie
  • petite
  • pocketable
  • bantam
  • olive-sized
  • microscopical
  • small
  • midget
  • dinky
  • weeny
  • infinitesimal
  • weensy
  • itsy-bitsy
  • tiny
  • miniature
  • bitty
  • teeny-weeny
  • subatomic
  • dwarfish
  • lilliputian
  • lesser

Antonyms

  • large
  • unsized
  • strong
  • conventional

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some.

Synonyms

  • slight
  • less

Antonyms

  • more
  • thick
  • majuscule

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. little

noun. ['ˈlɪtəl'] a small amount or duration.

Synonyms

  • small indefinite amount

Antonyms

  • superior
  • increased

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] (of children and animals) young, immature.

Synonyms

  • young
  • immature

Antonyms

  • unlimited
  • gain
  • middle

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] (informal) small and of little importance.

Synonyms

  • trivial
  • petty
  • footling
  • picayune
  • unimportant
  • piffling
  • lilliputian
  • niggling
  • piddling

Antonyms

  • littleness
  • small
  • largeness
  • smallness

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] (of a voice) faint.

Synonyms

  • soft

Antonyms

  • invisible
  • imprecise

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] lowercase.

Synonyms

  • lowercase
  • small

Antonyms

  • awkward
  • fat
  • wide

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context).

Antonyms

  • bigness

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. little

adjective. ['ˈlɪtəl'] low in stature; not tall.

Synonyms

  • stumpy
  • height
  • thickset
  • squab
  • thick
  • low
  • squabby
  • runty
  • chunky
  • half-length
  • pint-size
  • heavyset
  • compact
  • stature
  • squat
  • short
  • sawed-off
  • sawn-off
  • stocky
  • low-set
  • squatty
  • pint-sized
  • dumpy

Antonyms

  • high
  • late
  • careless
  • unplayful

Etymology

  • litel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lytel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. auk

noun. black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas.

Synonyms

  • sea bird
  • Alcidae
  • dovekie
  • razorbill
  • Alca torda
  • razor-billed auk
  • Pinguinus impennis
  • great auk
  • seabird
  • seafowl
  • guillemot
  • little auk
  • auklet
  • Plautus alle

Etymology

  • álka (Icelandic)
  • álka (Old Norse)
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