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1. small

adjective. ['ˈsmɔl'] 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
  • little
  • bantam
  • olive-sized
  • microscopical
  • midget
  • dinky
  • weeny
  • infinitesimal
  • weensy
  • itsy-bitsy
  • tiny
  • miniature
  • bitty
  • teeny-weeny
  • subatomic
  • dwarfish
  • lilliputian
  • lesser

Antonyms

  • large
  • smallness
  • unsized
  • strong

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word small


1. Adjective
Cut larger air bubbles by making a small slit down one side with a scalpel or craft knife.

Quotes containing the word small


1. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

2. I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
- Marilyn Monroe

3. Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible.
- Ray Bradbury

2. small-time

adjective. of minor importance.

Synonyms

  • nickel-and-dime

Antonyms

  • meaningful
  • essential

3. small-arm

noun. a portable gun.

Synonyms

  • .22
  • side arm
  • piece
  • firing pin
  • twenty-two
  • smoothbore
  • firearm
  • gun
  • muzzle loader
  • shooting iron
  • scattergun
  • shotgun
  • repeater
  • self-loader
  • repeating firearm
  • riot gun
  • handgun
  • lock
  • pistol
  • sights
  • rifle

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • black
  • white
  • break

4. small-scale

adjective. created or drawn on a small scale.

Synonyms

  • little

Antonyms

  • large
  • superior

5. small

adjective. ['ˈsmɔl'] limited in size or scope.

Synonyms

  • pocket-size
  • modest
  • limited
  • minor
  • pocket-sized

Antonyms

  • conventional
  • invisible
  • imprecise
  • awkward

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. small

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

Synonyms

  • young
  • immature

Antonyms

  • unplayful
  • natural
  • high

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. small

noun. ['ˈsmɔl'] the slender part of the back.

Synonyms

  • body part
  • dorsum

Antonyms

  • pretentious
  • comprehensive
  • unrestricted

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. small

adjective. ['ˈsmɔl'] low or inferior in station or quality.

Synonyms

  • humble
  • modest
  • low
  • inferior

Antonyms

  • more
  • unemotional
  • unattractive
  • indecent

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. small

adjective. ['ˈsmɔl'] lowercase.

Synonyms

  • little
  • lowercase

Antonyms

  • thick
  • majuscule
  • tall

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. small

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

Synonyms

  • little

Antonyms

  • fat
  • wide

Etymology

  • smal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • smæl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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