little

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlɪtəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlɪtəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(litl)


Inflections of 'little' (advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."):
less
adv comparative (When talking about amount)
lesser
adv comparative (To modify an adjective—e.g. "That is a little-known work of art, but this is an even lesser-known one.")
least
adv superlative
Inflections of 'little' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
littler
adj comparative (For size or age—e.g."That tree is little, but the tree next to it is even littler.")
littlest
adj superlative (For size or age—e.g. "Theo is the littlest of my three little brothers.")
less
adj comparative (For amount—e.g. "I have little money. Certainly less money than him.")
lesser
adj comparative (For degree or intensity—e.g. "She has little love for him. Certainly, her love for him is lesser than her love for her mother.")
least
adj superlative (For amount—e.g. "I have little money, but Jim is the one who has least money out of all of us.")

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Noun: small portion
Synonyms:
bit , tad (informal), pinch , smidgen (informal), smidgeon (informal), smidgin (informal), spot , dot , dab, crumb , scrap , shred , speck , hint , touch , iota, modicum, whit, jot (informal), pittance, nip , bite , lick , swallow , taste , nibble
Antonyms:
a lot of, loads of, heaps, plenty , wads, bucket loads, mass , lashings, oodles, stack , the whole lot
Sense: Adjective: small in size
Synonyms:
small , tiny , teeny (informal), teeny-weeny (informal), wee , undersized, not big, not large, limited , slight , short , miniature, pocket-sized, pint-sized, diminutive, dinky (UK, informal), itsy-bitsy (US, informal), low , dwarf , dwarfish
Antonyms:
large , tall , oversized, obese, huge , massive , giant , gargantuan, enormous , grand , immense, gigantic, hefty , jumbo, mammoth, spacious, roomy, heavy-duty
Sense: Adjective: small in quantity
Synonyms:
limited , meager, meagre (UK), insufficient, inadequate, scant , scanty, skimpy (informal), scarce , hardly any, almost no, in short supply, thin on the ground
Antonyms:
sufficient , enough , adequate , more than enough, ample , copious, generous
Sense: Adjective: brief
Synonyms:
brief , short , small , quick , fast , concise, succinct
Antonyms:
long , lengthy , infinite, eternal, drawn-out, extended , prolonged, strung out, interminable, long-winded
Sense: Adjective: small in importance
Synonyms:
trivial , insignificant, frivolous, inconsequential, unimportant, trifling, small , minute , minor , slight , negligible , incidental
Antonyms:
significant , substantial , groundbreaking , serious , key , essential , important , pivotal , consequential, meaningful , far-reaching, wide-ranging
Sense: Adjective: small in character
Synonyms:
narrow-minded, mean , base , petty , small
Antonyms:
influential , larger-than-life, notorious , prestigious, distinguished, esteemed, exceptional , preeminent, remarkable
Sense: Adverb: slightly
Synonyms:
slightly , hardly , barely , just , scarcely
Sense: Adverb: infrequently
Synonyms:
infrequently, rarely , seldom , not often, not much, hardly ever, hardly at all

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