Synonyms of 'small'
not large in size or amountShe is small for her age.
We sat round a little table.
Only a minute amount is needed.
Though she was tiny, she had a very loud voice.
It's only made a slight difference.
The farm has been selling miniature roses since 1979.
reducing his handwriting to minuscule proportions
a diminutive figure stood at the entrance
The people on the ground looked like little, teeny bugs.
Our Kevin has always been a puny lad.
pint-sized (informal), ,
Two pint-sized kids emerged from a doorway.
undersized and underweight babies
His vocabulary has shrunk to Lilliputian proportions.
pygmy or pigmy
a small select group of friends
(of a child or animal) youngWhat were you like when you were small?
I was still too young to understand what was going on.
When I was little, I was hyperactive.
growing up, ,
Fancy being so scared of a wee spider!
a scheme to rehibilitate persistent juvenile offenders
youthful enthusiasm and high spirits
The birds were in immature plumage.
new-hatched, unfledged courage
in the springtime of life
unimportant or trivialNo detail was too small to escape her attention.
It was an unimportant job, and paid very little.
She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
I don't like to visit the doctor just for something trivial.
In 1949 it was still a small, insignificant city.
He found himself getting angry over little things.
Rows would start over petty things.
The guests had each paid £250, no trifling sum.
Managers are convinced that the strike will have a negligible effect.
She had no interest in such paltry concerns.
arguing over piddling amounts of money
modest or humbleshops, restaurants and other small businesses
a very small voice
When he woke again he could hear soft music.
She spoke in a soft whisper.
Her voice was so low he had to strain to catch it.
A quiet murmur passed through the classroom.
His voice was almost inaudible.
Her soft shoes were noiseless on the marble floor.
This may be just another of her schemes to make me feel small.
foolish, , , ,
How foolish I was not to have seen my doctor earlier.
I wouldn't call it art. It's just stupid and tasteless.
You won't go and do anything stupid, will you?
He was ashamed at how shabbily he had dressed for the occasion.
I was absolutely mortified about making the mistake.
not large in size or amounta diet of one small meal a day
a meagre 3% pay rise
Supplies of food and medicine are inadequate.
There was insufficient evidence to proceed.
The hole was a scant 0.23 inches in diameter.
The average bathroom measures a measly 3.5 metres.
So far, what scanty evidence we have points to two subjects.
The shop has a very limited selection.
He was a man of great charm and not inconsiderable wit.
See make someone feel small
Small is beautiful – title of book]
The best things come in small packages
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in the sense of ashamed
overcome with shame or remorseHe was ashamed at how shabbily he had dressed for the occasion.
in the sense of base
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