Synonyms of 'little'
of small quantity, extent, or durationI had little money and little free time.
a diet of one small meal a day
There was insufficient evidence to proceed.
There is scant evidence of strong economic growth to come.
a meagre 3% pay rise
Many slopes are rock fields with sparse vegetation.
The average bathroom measures a measly 3.5 metres.
of small or less than average sizeWe sat round a little table.
She is small for her age.
Only a minute amount is needed.
I'm tall and thin and he's short and fat.
Though she was tiny, she had a very loud voice.
Fancy being so scared of a wee spider!
a compact computer that could be tucked under the arm and carried like a notebook
The farm has been selling miniature roses since 1979.
the Government's slender 21-seat majority
a diminutive figure stood at the entrance
a petite woman who spoke little English
mineral substances present in infinitesimal amounts in the soil
His vocabulary has shrunk to Lilliputian proportions.
munchkin (informal, mainly US)
pygmy or pigmy
youngWhen I was little, I was hyperactive.
contemptible, mean, or disagreeableHe found himself getting angry over little things.
It was an unimportant job, and paid very little.
She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
Rows would start over petty things.
I don't like to visit the doctor just for something trivial.
The guests had each paid £250, no trifling sum.
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
Managers are convinced that the strike will have a negligible effect.
She had no interest in such paltry concerns.
He was a man of great charm and not inconsiderable wit.
of small quantity, extent, or durationShe stood up quickly, giving a little cry of astonishment.
We had a short meeting.
This time their visit is brief.
They caught only a fleeting glimpse of the driver.
Any hope that the speech would end the war was short-lived.
people who dismissed mobile phones as a passing fad
After the hasty meal, they took up their positions.
a momentary lapse of concentration
contemptible, mean, or disagreeableI won't play your little mind-games.
Upstaging the bride was a particularly mean trick.
That was a cheap trick to play on anyone.
I think that attitude is a bit petty.
He's just a narrow-minded bigot.
their small-minded preoccupation with making money
His views are markedly illiberal.
not at all, or hardlyOn the way back they spoke very little.
Don't give me too much. Just a little.
a bit of cake
She thought she might have a touch of flu.
We've given all the club members tea, coffee and a spot of lunch.
Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
Particles of food can get stuck between the teeth.
She read everything, digesting every fragment of news.
a pinch of salt
a dab of glue
tad (informal, mainly US)
I read a snippet she had cut from a magazine.
He leaned forward and brushed a speck of dust off his shoes.
I like to think I've had a modicum of success.
little by little
Little things affect little minds – Sybil]
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I'm ashamed of the babyish nonsense I write.
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Thesaurus for little from the Collins English Thesaurus