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small

 
 
pronunciation:
smawl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: smaller, smallest
definition 1: little in size, number, or amount.
They live in a small house.A small crowd gathered in front of the stage.
synonyms:
little, slight
antonyms:
ample, big, generous, large, numerous, sizable, tall
similar words:
diminutive, miniature, slim, tiny, wee
definition 2: not important.
Except for a small mistake, her work was fine.
synonyms:
insignificant, petty, slight, trivial
antonyms:
big, important, major
similar words:
lesser, minor
definition 3: having little property or business.
The woman runs a small business out of her garage.
synonyms:
minor, modest
similar words:
humble, lesser, moderate
definition 4: very young.
The small child is learning how to walk.
synonyms:
young
similar words:
baby, wee
definition 5: weak or soft.
I could hardly hear her small voice.
synonyms:
faint, weak
similar words:
delicate, light, muted
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the narrow, lower part of the back.
He had a terrible ache in the small of his back.
derivation: smallness (n.)
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