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few

 
 
pronunciation:
fyu
parts of speech:
adjective, pronoun, noun
phrases:
few and far between, quite a few, a few, the few
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fewer, fewest
definition: 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
phrase: few and far between
phrase: quite a few
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition: a small number or proportion of people or things (used with a pl. verb).
Few of my friends are married.All the students had to read the book, but few liked it.Many glasses fell off the tray, but, fortunately, few broke.
antonyms:
many
 
part of speech: noun
definition: tiny number of people or things (used with a pl. verb).
The very patient few who remained were rewarded in the end.
antonyms:
many
phrase: a few
phrase: the few
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