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little

lit·tle

little

 
pronunciation:
lI tl
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
part of speech: adjective
inflections: least, less, lesser, littler, littlest
definition 1: small in size.
a little bag
synonyms:
small
antonyms:
big, great, large
similar words:
bantam, diminutive, miniature, minute, petite, pint-size, puny, short, teeny, tiny, undersized
definition 2: young.
a child too little to go to school
synonyms:
small, young
antonyms:
big, old
similar words:
baby, childish, immature, puerile, youthful
definition 3: not much.
little moneylittle time left
synonyms:
meager, scant
antonyms:
considerable, much, substantial
similar words:
exiguous, paltry, piddling, scanty, short, skimpy, slight, sparse
definition 4: of a certain extent or amount (prec. by a).
I had a little trouble starting the car.
synonyms:
some
antonyms:
no
similar words:
slight
definition 5: brief in time.
in a little while
synonyms:
brief, short
antonyms:
long
definition 6: not important; trivial or mean.
He has a little mind.
synonyms:
limited, mean, narrow, petty, picayune, small
antonyms:
big, great, important, significant
similar words:
illiberal, inflexible, intolerant, provincial
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: least, less
definition 1: hardly at all.
He is little aware of her presence.
synonyms:
barely, hardly, just, scarcely
antonyms:
far, greatly, much, well
similar words:
slightly
definition 2: infrequently; seldom.
He thinks of her little.
synonyms:
infrequently, rarely, seldom
antonyms:
much, often
similar words:
hardly, uncommonly
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small or insignificant amount.
We accomplished little.
synonyms:
bit, jot, smidgen, tittle, touch, trace
antonyms:
a great) deal, a) lot, much
similar words:
dab, drop, shred, snippet, speck, trifle, whit
definition 2: a small distance.
A little down the road is our house.
similar words:
bit
definition 3: a brief period of time.
We will leave in a little.
synonyms:
bit, minute, moment, sec, second, trice
similar words:
flash, instant, wink
derivation: littleness (n.)