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little

lit·tle

little

 
 
pronunciation:
lI tl
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
little by little
part of speech: adjective
inflections: least, less, lesser, littler, littlest
definition 1: small in size.
The kittens are still little, but they are growing fast.
synonyms:
small
antonyms:
big, great, large
similar words:
diminutive, miniature, minute, puny, short, tiny
definition 2: not much.
We have very little money.There is little time left to practice before the game.
synonyms:
meager, scant
antonyms:
considerable, much
similar words:
short, slight, sparse
definition 3: of a certain amount; some (used with "a").
I had a little trouble starting the car.Give him a little ice cream.
synonyms:
some
antonyms:
no
similar words:
slight
definition 4: short in time.
I'll be there in a little while.
synonyms:
brief, short
antonyms:
long
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: least, less
definition 1: hardly at all.
It matters little to him whether or not we go.
synonyms:
barely, hardly, just, scarcely
antonyms:
far, greatly, much, well
similar words:
slightly
definition 2: not very often; rarely; seldom.
He thinks of her very little.
synonyms:
infrequently, rarely, seldom
antonyms:
much, often
similar words:
hardly
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small or not important amount.
We got little done today.
synonyms:
bit, touch, trace
antonyms:
a great) deal, a) lot, much
similar words:
dab, drop, shred, speck
definition 2: a small distance.
His house is a little down the road.
similar words:
bit
phrase: little by little
derivation: littleness (n.)