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Greatly reduced in size or scale.
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  1. Greatly reduced in size or scale.
  2. On or done on a very small scale; diminutive; minute
Very small; diminutive
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  1. Very small; diminutive
  2. Extremely small:
Short in extent or duration; brief:
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  1. Short in extent or duration; brief:
  2. Younger or youngest. Used especially of a sibling:
  3. Unimportant; trivial:
Not worthy of notice; insignificant:
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  1. Not worthy of notice; insignificant:
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of an hour or 60 seconds. &diamf3; A sidereal minute is1 /60 of a sidereal hour, and a mean solar minute is1 /60 of a mean solar hour.
  3. Of little importance or significance; petty; trifling
Extremely or extraordinarily small.
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  1. Extremely or extraordinarily small.
  2. (Grammar) Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness or, by semantic extension, qualities such as youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt, as -let in booklet, -kin in lambkin, or -et in nymphet.
  3. Much smaller than ordinary or average; very small; tiny
Small and trim in figure
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  1. Small and trim in figure
  2. Short and slender. Used of a girl or woman.
Small or insufficient in amount, size, or extent:
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  1. Small or insufficient in amount, size, or extent:
  2. Barely sufficient; not ample; meager
  3. Not covering a considerable amount of the body:
Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
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  1. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  2. Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Thin; lean; emaciated
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  1. Thin; lean; emaciated
  2. Having little flesh; lean.
  3. Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
Of little or no importance; insignificant; trifling
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  1. Of little or no importance; insignificant; trifling
  2. Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case; self-evident.
  3. Concerned with or involving unimportant matters; superficial:
Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard.
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  1. Lacking power, position, or value; worthy of little regard.
  2. Small; unimposing
  3. Not significant; not important, consequential, or having a noticeable effect.
Void of essence, or real being.
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  1. Void of essence, or real being.
  2. Not essential; unimportant.
  3. Not necessary or important; dispensable.
Miserly; stingy:
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  1. Miserly; stingy:
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Ignoble; base:
  1. Insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable.
  2. Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
  3. Small-minded; mean, narrow, ungenerous, etc.
Containing such metals:
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  1. Containing such metals:
  2. Forming a base
  3. Having or showing little or no honor, courage, or decency; mean; ignoble; contemptible
Quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.; not pretentious
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  1. Quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.; not pretentious
  2. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
  3. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving:
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  1. Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving:
  2. Eliciting or deserving pity; pitiable:
  3. Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
Very small (of an amount or number).
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  1. Very small (of an amount or number).
  2. So appalling or sad that one feels or should feel sorry for it; eliciting pity.
  3. (Now rare) Feeling pity; merciful.

Synonym Study

  • Petite has specific application to a girl or woman who is small and trim in figure
  • Miniature applies to a copy, model, representation, etc. on a very small scale miniature model cars
  • Minute and the more informal tiny suggest that which is extremely diminutive, often to the degree that it can be discerned only by close scrutiny a minute, or tiny, difference
  • Diminutive implies extreme, sometimes delicate, smallness or littleness the diminutive Lilliputians
  • Small and little are often used interchangeably, but small is preferred with reference to something concrete of less than the usual quantity, size, amount, value, importance, etc. a small man, tax, audience, matter, etc. and little more often applies to absolute concepts he has his little faults, in expressing tenderness, indulgence, etc. the little dear, and in connoting insignificance, meanness, pettiness, etc. of little importance
Find another word for small. In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for small, like: miniature, tiny, little, minute, humble, diminutive, shallow, mean, little, unimportant and petite.