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Definitions of little

  1.   of short duration or distance a brief stay in the country in a little while it's a little way away
  2.   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
  3.   not fully grown what a big little boy you are small children
  4.   a small amount or duration he accepted the little they gave him
  5.   not much he talked little about his family
  6.   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
  7.   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
  8.   of a voice faint a little voice a still small voice
  9.   lowercase little a small a e e cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
  10.   quantifier used with mass nouns small in quantity or degree not much or almost none or with a' at least some little rain fell in May gave it little thought little hope remained little time is left we still have little money a little hope remained a little time is left
  11.   younger brother or sister little brother
  12.   Less
  13.   Short in duration brief as a little sleep
  14.   Small in quantity or amount not much as a little food a little air or water
  15.   Small in dignity power or importance not great insignificant contemptible
  16.   Small in force or efficiency not strong weak slight inconsiderable as little attention or exertion little effort little care or diligence
  17.   Small in extent of views or sympathies narrow shallow contracted mean illiberal ungenerous
  18.   That which is little a small quantity amount space or the like
  19.   A small degree or scale miniature
  20.   Littleness
  21.   Small in size or extent not big diminutive opposed to big or large as a little body a little animal a little piece of ground a little hill a little distance a little child
  22.   In a small quantity or degree not much slightly somewhat often with a preceding it
  23.   Small in size quantity dignity or importance brief in time insignificant ing mean
  24.   In a small degree not ch
  25.   That which is small in size quantity
  26.   Least
  27.   comp LESS superl LEAST Small in quantity or extent weak poor brief
  28.   That which is small in quantity or extent a small space
  29.   In a small quantity or degree not much
  30.   A small quantity or extent
  31.   Small in size or quantity contemptible
  32.   To a small degree
  33.   Below the ordinary size or amout small short brief petty
  34.   A small quantity space time etc
  35.   In a small degree slightly
  36.   Small in size quantity or extent brief of small dignity power or importance of small force or effect inconsiderable mean base
  37.   In a small quantity or degree not much slightly
  38.   A small quantity or amount anything small or slight not much
  39.   Small in bulk extent or size low in degree trifling
  40.   A small portion or quantity small space not much
  41.   In a small degree or quantity in some degree but not great not much comp

Antonyms for little

abundant, super-duper, colossal, anew, awfully, sizable, hulky, Gigantesque, earthshaking, limitless, endless, measureless, bountiful, marathon, fundamental, oft, mountain, titanic, open, astronomical, key, way, magnanimous, unprejudiced, double, cosmopolitan, quantity, tectonic, majorly, preeminent, worthwhile, bundle, wide, blisteringly, supremely, unemotional, tall, over and over, herculean, carload, greathearted, sizeable, archly, vastly, That, enormously, Bunyanesque, healthy, elder, plentiful, plentitude, bigger, vast, extremely, upswept, unconditioned, continually, dozen, galactic, tidy, influential, protracted, massive, macroscopic, everlasting, often, sorely, overbearing, frequently, staggering, macro, plenteous, especially, hulking, gigantic, apropos, adequate, largely, macroscopical, old, sheaf, stupendously, stack, again and again, Supplemented, intensely, meaningful, overriding, hundred, lanky, fiercely, specially, far, appreciable, lot, truckload, germane, all-important, mortally, man-sized, desperately, numberless, load, slew, such, pack, de novo, oversized, uppercase, constantly, pertinent, grand, biggish, Mega, extensively, potful, prestigious, overmastering, leggy, principal, nonpartisan, interminable, outstanding, epic, life-sized, gross, distinctive, goodly, badly, thick, large-scale, plateful, copious, considerable, sizably, volumed, older, colossally, cyclopean, bouffant, altitudinous, oversize, notorious, countless, illustrious, grave, famous, fantastically, terribly, immeasurable, eminently, tremendous, catholic, deal, generous, prominent, long-drawn-out, raised, elongate, surpassingly, chivalrous, persistent, gargantuan, broadly, unfathomable, seriously, objective, considerably, capacious, spate, mountainous, exceptional, substantive, bucket, blown-up, largish, too large, enormous, greatly, staggeringly, life-size, chunk, material, pharaonic, earth-shattering, lengthy, in height, oodles, bunch, astronomically, vitally, oftentimes, important, Overlong, scads, long-lived, hugely, mammoth, fistful, big, prolonged, essential, momentous, prodigious, stupendous, overmuch, towering, monolithic, Brobdingnagian, lifesize, high-rise, applicable, strong, huge, consequential, handsome, apposite, raft, boatload, monumental, larger, full-size, king-sized, statuesque, wealth, broad, natural, potent, much, broad-minded, valuable, wad, oceanic, exceedingly, supersized, big time, long-legged, serious, worthy, supersize, long-term, wide-ranging, spacious, significant, gangling, hefty, planetary, jumbo, plumping, puffy, relevant, innumerable, bone, outsized, tolerant, heavy-duty, lifted, thumping, dominant, wildly, monstrous, heroic, incredibly, sight, cosmic, boundless, bulky, gangly, expanded, achingly, powerful, eventful, ample, fat, substantial, lofty, extensive, stately, abundance, tallish, distinguished, long-range, profusion, uncommonly, ever, larger-than-life, fabulously, bumper, incalculable, enlarged, some, unbiased, large, loud, fatal, basketful, heap, great, frightfully, respectable, basic, Roaringly, particularly, too, tremendously, infinite, elevated, renowned, deep, enough, whopping, himalayan, immense, massively, untold, unending, giant, super, lordly, high, relative, boxcar, longish, remarkable, repeatedly, mightily, illimitable, permanent, sublime, puissant, severely, impartial, elephantine, unco, passel, multiplicity, leviathan, queen-sized, noble, volume, sufficient, long-shanked, bushel, humongous, barrel, mighty, cavernous, chief, husky, receptive, eminent, walloping, monster, Monumentally, uplifted, whacking, shipload, rangy, tall-growing, heavily, plenitude, voluminous, unbounded, REAMS, again, king-size, major, Vasty, open-minded, lashings, weighty, unmeasured, heavy, really, queen-size, mess, extended, impressive, long, pointed, hourly, good deal, monstrously, outsize, mass, freethinking, good, peck, decisive, overlarge, gallant, astronomic, unlimited, liberal, fateful, of import, afresh.

Quotes of little

  1. I raise quarter horses Mine are mostly thoroughbred cross horses a little bigger horses than some people like I sell them or use them on the ranch A lot of them go to the rodeo arena and some of them go to racetracks – Wilford Brimley
  2. If I somehow felt like having a site which strictly validates was an indication of my manhood maybe I'd do it but it really means very little to me We're mavericks over here what can we say – Mike Davidson
  3. Peter Sellers was great to work with A lovely man A little bit crazy in that he you know as I say it was hard It was sort of balancing a very delicate spirit on a needle You know because you never know where he was going – Goldie Hawn
  4. When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age so I was the last one picked so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court so that was pretty much my job – Jason Kidd
  5. For me songwriting is something I have to do ritually I don't just wait for inspiration I try to write a little bit every day – Sean Lennon
  6. I'm always in that mode whenever I have a little free time I'm always recording songs writing whatever I gotta do It's like my job is my vacation – Ludacris
  7. The legislature are a little more difficult to educate than the governor is – Judy Martz
  8. Once I even took the train to Utrecht forty miles from Amsterdam with my yellow star this star which I still have Why did I go I just wanted to visit some friends I was a little bit crazy a little bit insane – Abraham Pais
  9. I think if you look at yesterday's New York Times poll particularly when you judge Democrats in Congress versus the Republicans in Congress people put a little more faith or even a little more than a little more faith in the Democrats in Congress – John Podesta
  10. To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all – Helen Rowland
  11. Poets yearn of course to be published read and understood but they do little if anything to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind – Wislawa Szymborska
  12. We got a little waylaid along the way The whole problem started about 10 years ago with management and legal battles then still trying to make albums while I was doing all of that – Pat Travers
  13. Ladies just a little more virginity if you don't mind – Herbert Beerbohm Tree
  14. You could say that when you introduce humour to your work you also step back a little from it You create a distance – Lars von Trier
  15. When I started in the business there was a thing called adult fantasy but nobody quite knew what it was and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list They had science fiction lists which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into – Terri Windling

Usage examples for little

  1. We are impostors or little better – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. “ I'll show you answered the little boy – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  3. “ Ermengarde was always a little afraid of her father – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. Please try to be a little a Yes – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  5. So as soon as you can you may find me a place to sit down and rest a little while – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  6. “ No There can be little hope then – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  7. Let us rest yet a little – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  8. It was coming and she little knew how – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  9. This of course may mean little – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. Of course I don't little one – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  11. You can make one in a moment said the little boy – Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  12. Didn't you want me a little – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  13. You have but to think a little – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. It's only your little one – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  15. “ I will come dear little baby's mother – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  16. “ I wanted to have a little talk with you – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  17. Come on just a little run – The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch by Howard R. Garis
  18. He knows just' a little too much – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  19. “ I'll have to explain that a little to make you understand it – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  20. “ I want a little talk with you – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)