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    little - Dictionary definition and meaning for word little

    Definition
    (noun) a small amount or duration
    Example Sentence
    • he accepted the little they gave him
    Definition
    (adj) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    Synonyms : small
    Example Sentence
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group
    Definition
    (adj) (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
    Synonyms : slight
    Example Sentence
    • little rain fell in May
    • gave it little thought
    • little time is left
    • we still have little money
    • a little hope remained
    • there's slight chance that it will work
    • there's a slight chance it will work
    Definition
    (adj) (of children and animals) young, immature
    Synonyms : small
    Example Sentence
    • what a big little boy you are
    • small children
    Definition
    (adj) (informal) small and of little importance
    Example Sentence
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
    Definition
    (adj) (of a voice) faint
    Synonyms : small
    Example Sentence
    • a little voice
    • a still small voice
    Definition
    (adj) low in stature; not tall
    Synonyms : short
    Example Sentence
    • he was short and stocky
    • short in stature
    • a short smokestack
    • a little man
    Definition
    (adj) lowercase
    Synonyms : minuscule , small
    Example Sentence
    • little a
    • small a
    • e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
    Definition
    (adj) small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)
    Example Sentence
    • a nice little job
    • bless your little heart
    • my dear little mother
    • a sweet little deal
    • I'm tired of your petty little schemes
    • filthy little tricks
    • what a nasty little situation
    Definition
    (adv) not much
    Example Sentence
    • he talked little about his family
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for little

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