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little by little


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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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