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few

few

 
pronunciation:
fyu
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, pronoun
phrases:
few and far between, quite a few
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fewer, fewest
definition 1: consisting of only a small number.
Few people ever become millionaires.The restaurant attracted few customers and was forced to close.
antonyms:
countless, innumerable, many, numerous
definition 2: consisting of a small number (prec. by a).
I bought some wine because we're having a few friends over tonight.Most critics raved about the film, but a few reviewers were much more negative.
similar words:
some
phrase: few and far between
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a pl. verb) a very small number.
Give me a few of those pencils.
antonyms:
many
definition 2: a special small group of people (prec. by the).
Only the few can appreciate this music.
antonyms:
many
phrase: quite a few
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition: (used with a pl. verb) a small number of people or things.
Few understand his poetry.
antonyms:
many
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