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Little

Definition

[n] a small amount or duration; "he accepted the little they gave him"
[adv] not much; "he talked little about his family"
[adj] small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); "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"
[adj] (informal terms) small and of little importance; "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"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "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"
[adj] limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"; "a small voice"
[adj] of short duration or distance; "a brief stay in the country"; "in a little while"; "it's a little way away"
[adj] (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
[adj] lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
[adj] not fully grown; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"

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Antonyms

big, large