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Synonyms for little
ˈlɪt llit·tle

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Wiktionary

  1. littleadverb

    Antonyms:
    much

  2. littleadjective

    Small in size.

    This is a little table.

    Antonyms:
    much, large, big

  3. littleadverb

    Antonyms:
    big

  4. littleadverb

    Antonyms:
    much

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. little

    That is minute which is of exceedingly limited dimensions, as a grain of dust, or which attends to matters of exceedingly slight amount or apparent importance; as, a minute account; minute observation. That which is broken up into minute particles is said to be comminuted; things may be termed fine which would not be termed comminuted; as, fine sand; fine gravel; but, in using the adverb, we say a substance is finely comminuted, comminuted referring more to the process, fine to the result. An account extended to very minute particulars is circumstantial, detailed, particular; an examination so extended is critical, exact, precise. Compare FINE.

    See synonyms for LARGE.

    Synonyms:
    circumstantial, comminuted, critical, detailed, diminutive, exact, fine, minute, particular, precise, slender, small, tiny

Princeton's WordNet

  1. littleadjective

    a small amount or duration

    "he accepted the little they gave him"

    Antonyms:
    wide-ranging, hulking, whopping, gigantic, man-sized, extensive, super, double, bear-sized, too large, elephantine, loud, puffy, Brobdingnagian, uppercase, galactic, large-scale, heroic, cosmic, sizeable, banging, immense, voluminous, vast, whacking, monumental, mammoth, outsize, hulky, enlarged, walloping, biggish, bulky, thumping, life-sized, queen-size, wide, massive, king-size, bigger, extended, bouffant, largish, deep, full-size, monstrous, old, mountainous, lifesize, capacious, queen-sized, important, rangy, overlarge, macroscopic, astronomic, huge, plumping, unemotional, gargantuan, macroscopical, oversized, large-mouthed, jumbo, tremendous, broad, stupendous, larger-than-life, colossal, titanic, volumed, sizable, life-size, giant, big, oversize, humongous, large, spacious, great, astronomical, prodigious, epic, monolithic, king-sized, larger, medium-large, of import, grand, enormous, outsized, blown-up, macro, ample

  2. small, littleadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    short, piddling, trivial, niggling, picayune, diminished, footling, lilliputian, humble, lowly, modest, slight, petty, minuscule, minor, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, small, pocket-size, small(a), fiddling, small-scale, piffling, low

    Antonyms:
    puffy, lifesize, broad, humongous, bouffant, larger, spacious, massive, immense, whacking, thumping, jumbo, plumping, gigantic, large-scale, extensive, tremendous, macroscopical, grand, monstrous, king-size, old, enlarged, prodigious, enormous, voluminous, sizable, banging, astronomical, oversize, macro, ample, full-size, largish, hulking, whopping, gargantuan, too large, great, loud, stupendous, extended, monolithic, big, colossal, Brobdingnagian, bulky, vast, walloping, deep, hulky, man-sized, wide, galactic, larger-than-life, super, bigger, titanic, cosmic, outsized, outsize, large-mouthed, rangy, overlarge, queen-size, oversized, important, heroic, unemotional, sizeable, elephantine, king-sized, life-size, monumental, biggish, astronomic, queen-sized, blown-up, large, volumed, of import, double, uppercase, life-sized, huge, macroscopic, mountainous, bear-sized, epic, wide-ranging, mammoth, giant, capacious, medium-large

  3. little(a), slightadjective

    (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 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"

    Antonyms:
    big, bulky, lifesize, queen-size, extended, bouffant, cosmic, oversized, plumping, epic, grand, of import, rangy, bigger, important, hulky, elephantine, giant, tremendous, mountainous, life-sized, super, overlarge, broad, great, mammoth, stupendous, oversize, extensive, gargantuan, walloping, outsized, colossal, old, deep, monumental, larger-than-life, biggish, wide-ranging, Brobdingnagian, outsize, whacking, astronomic, bear-sized, monstrous, enlarged, unemotional, largish, loud, sizable, large-scale, life-size, macroscopical, enormous, puffy, voluminous, jumbo, large, full-size, prodigious, man-sized, ample, spacious, humongous, banging, king-sized, king-size, queen-sized, immense, galactic, large-mouthed, whopping, macroscopic, hulking, sizeable, double, macro, titanic, massive, capacious, vast, larger, astronomical, gigantic, uppercase, monolithic, huge, thumping, blown-up, volumed, medium-large, heroic, wide, too large

  4. little, smalladjective

    (of children and animals) young, immature

    "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"

    Synonyms:
    piddling, small-scale, trivial, picayune, diminished, lowly, footling, minor, humble, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, fiddling, petty, short, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, low, small, pocket-size, small(a), modest, piffling, niggling

    Antonyms:
    bulky, rangy, cosmic, massive, hulky, great, king-sized, volumed, thumping, banging, huge, macroscopic, ample, man-sized, plumping, monumental, titanic, hulking, capacious, bear-sized, monolithic, large-scale, bigger, whacking, full-size, old, sizeable, macro, monstrous, life-sized, mountainous, loud, stupendous, extended, biggish, oversized, oversize, gigantic, larger, vast, large-mouthed, outsized, prodigious, king-size, astronomic, enormous, humongous, life-size, bouffant, enlarged, spacious, big, heroic, larger-than-life, extensive, largish, uppercase, too large, whopping, walloping, puffy, broad, tremendous, sizable, unemotional, colossal, Brobdingnagian, grand, galactic, macroscopical, blown-up, double, gargantuan, queen-size, giant, epic, overlarge, medium-large, wide-ranging, queen-sized, deep, outsize, wide, mammoth, large, lifesize, elephantine, important, of import, voluminous, super, jumbo, immense, astronomical

  5. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivialadjective

    (informal) 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"; "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"

    Synonyms:
    subaltern, junior-grade, piddling, superficial, trivial, picayune, diminutive, tiny, footling, petite, lowly, petty(a), lilliputian, slight, bantam, lower-ranking, small-minded, fiddling, petty, minuscule, short, midget, little(a), flyspeck, secondary, small, piffling, niggling

    Antonyms:
    largish, mountainous, old, ample, larger, too large, biggish, larger-than-life, banging, elephantine, medium-large, heroic, puffy, bigger, broad, important, life-sized, full-size, sizable, king-sized, astronomical, vast, unemotional, queen-size, bear-sized, outsize, enlarged, tremendous, macro, monstrous, rangy, Brobdingnagian, thumping, whacking, deep, voluminous, monolithic, uppercase, enormous, hulking, galactic, of import, super, massive, extended, large-scale, stupendous, gigantic, outsized, queen-sized, grand, gargantuan, immense, life-size, oversized, plumping, overlarge, large, wide, macroscopic, hulky, huge, man-sized, prodigious, jumbo, macroscopical, extensive, blown-up, monumental, mammoth, colossal, astronomic, loud, big, bouffant, humongous, great, king-size, large-mouthed, double, lifesize, walloping, cosmic, titanic, spacious, volumed, whopping, capacious, giant, bulky, sizeable, epic, wide-ranging, oversize

  6. little, smalladjective

    (of a voice) faint

    "a little voice"; "a still small voice"

    Synonyms:
    piddling, small-scale, trivial, picayune, diminished, lowly, footling, minor, humble, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, fiddling, petty, short, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, low, small, pocket-size, small(a), modest, piffling, niggling

    Antonyms:
    voluminous, macroscopic, gigantic, colossal, stupendous, astronomic, monumental, banging, astronomical, massive, too large, blown-up, great, man-sized, larger, bulky, walloping, uppercase, whopping, jumbo, large-scale, sizable, mammoth, deep, giant, queen-sized, plumping, super, extensive, queen-size, hulky, outsize, overlarge, important, enormous, elephantine, bouffant, king-size, hulking, medium-large, galactic, whacking, extended, enlarged, big, immense, wide-ranging, large, loud, titanic, lifesize, Brobdingnagian, volumed, thumping, life-size, life-sized, prodigious, double, oversized, gargantuan, macro, tremendous, bear-sized, epic, bigger, mountainous, unemotional, oversize, largish, full-size, large-mouthed, rangy, sizeable, humongous, ample, vast, grand, monolithic, monstrous, puffy, macroscopical, huge, of import, biggish, larger-than-life, outsized, wide, capacious, old, broad, spacious, king-sized, cosmic, heroic

  7. short, littleadjective

    low in stature; not tall

    "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

    Synonyms:
    small, poor, footling, short(p), trivial, brusk, unforesightful, curt, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, piddling, unretentive, petty, myopic, short, scant(p), little(a), inadequate, picayune, light, brusque, fiddling, shortsighted, piffling, niggling, forgetful

    Antonyms:
    too large, life-size, super, large-scale, queen-sized, bouffant, prodigious, medium-large, enormous, rangy, important, huge, great, giant, colossal, plumping, cosmic, wide, sizeable, sizable, oversize, macro, capacious, immense, hulky, macroscopical, macroscopic, larger, life-sized, monumental, mountainous, old, walloping, jumbo, large-mouthed, king-size, massive, bear-sized, vast, volumed, big, biggish, king-sized, wide-ranging, extensive, monolithic, full-size, titanic, extended, man-sized, broad, whacking, outsized, tremendous, voluminous, uppercase, grand, mammoth, larger-than-life, monstrous, loud, whopping, unemotional, outsize, astronomical, bigger, stupendous, humongous, lifesize, hulking, galactic, enlarged, of import, thumping, gargantuan, oversized, bulky, blown-up, banging, ample, Brobdingnagian, spacious, queen-size, epic, elephantine, largish, gigantic, astronomic, overlarge, heroic, deep, puffy, double, large

  8. little, minuscule, smalladjective

    lowercase

    "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"

    Synonyms:
    piddling, small-scale, minuscular, picayune, trivial, lowly, footling, minor, humble, lilliputian, slight, minuscule, fiddling, diminished, petty, short, pocket-sized, little(a), belittled, low, small, pocket-size, small(a), modest, piffling, niggling, miniscule

    Antonyms:
    mountainous, large-scale, unemotional, extensive, whacking, broad, large-mouthed, Brobdingnagian, mammoth, humongous, bigger, loud, bouffant, overlarge, monolithic, extended, prodigious, deep, enlarged, capacious, astronomic, blown-up, bear-sized, voluminous, volumed, man-sized, hulky, larger, heroic, enormous, full-size, wide, gigantic, queen-sized, outsized, great, super, titanic, giant, galactic, ample, spacious, cosmic, big, walloping, jumbo, important, macroscopic, thumping, lifesize, immense, colossal, stupendous, of import, medium-large, king-sized, rangy, banging, uppercase, sizeable, large, grand, epic, astronomical, tremendous, biggish, hulking, too large, king-size, monumental, outsize, massive, bulky, wide-ranging, life-size, oversize, puffy, plumping, double, sizable, huge, oversized, queen-size, whopping, macro, larger-than-life, monstrous, vast, largish, macroscopical, gargantuan, old, elephantine, life-sized

  9. littleadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    niggling, minuscule, slight, trivial, picayune, piffling, footling, piddling, petty, fiddling, lilliputian, short, little(a), small

    Antonyms:
    cosmic, whacking, large, galactic, biggish, grand, vast, loud, queen-sized, hulky, life-sized, ample, gargantuan, walloping, full-size, wide, queen-size, epic, elephantine, sizable, oversize, bear-sized, extensive, tremendous, thumping, large-scale, rangy, medium-large, double, immense, uppercase, macro, jumbo, banging, king-size, too large, mammoth, blown-up, capacious, oversized, humongous, life-size, voluminous, stupendous, huge, spacious, monolithic, important, of import, broad, large-mouthed, macroscopical, puffy, prodigious, deep, bigger, massive, great, colossal, outsize, lifesize, largish, old, Brobdingnagian, hulking, heroic, outsized, volumed, big, giant, astronomic, monstrous, plumping, extended, enlarged, king-sized, gigantic, overlarge, super, titanic, mountainous, sizeable, bulky, man-sized, larger-than-life, bouffant, wide-ranging, monumental, enormous, astronomical, whopping, larger, macroscopic, unemotional

  10. littleadverb

    not much

    "he talked little about his family"

    Antonyms:
    large-scale, overlarge, capacious, loud, thumping, sizeable, whopping, massive, monstrous, mammoth, heroic, full-size, bear-sized, sizable, outsize, queen-sized, large, titanic, stupendous, jumbo, great, tremendous, monumental, big, uppercase, huge, life-size, mountainous, hulky, macro, man-sized, medium-large, life-sized, rangy, important, wide, spacious, old, immense, larger-than-life, enormous, lifesize, whacking, unemotional, Brobdingnagian, voluminous, astronomic, vast, broad, blown-up, elephantine, giant, extensive, colossal, hulking, puffy, humongous, extended, double, wide-ranging, king-sized, enlarged, monolithic, super, macroscopical, volumed, larger, biggish, large-mouthed, of import, too large, prodigious, oversized, bouffant, epic, grand, gigantic, bulky, outsized, oversize, king-size, queen-size, astronomical, banging, walloping, macroscopic, galactic, plumping, cosmic, deep, ample, gargantuan, bigger, largish

Editors Contribution

  1. small

    small in size, amount, or degree (often used to convey an appealing diminutiveness or express an affectionate or condescending attitude).

    the plants will grow into little bushes.

    Submitted by JP03 on September 1, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. littleadjective

    Synonyms:
    small (in size or extent), minute, diminutive, tiny, not great, not large

  2. littleadjective

    Synonyms:
    small (in quantity, amount or duration), not much

  3. littleadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconsiderable, petty, slight, slender, feeble, moderate, scanty

  4. littleadjective

    Synonyms:
    mean, selfish, narrow, paltry, contemptible

  5. littleadjective

    Synonyms:
    slightly, in a small degree, in some degree

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. littleadjective

    Synonyms:
    small, diminutive, minute, tiny, wee, puny, dwarfish, insignificant, infinitesimal

  2. littlenoun

    Synonyms:
    miniature, modicum

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How to use little in a sentence?

  1. Phil Southerland:

    We lost the race by three minutes, so we came back the next year a little smarter in how we manage diabetes, a little more experienced in the race, and we set a world record of 5 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes.

  2. Judd Bagley:

    If there is very little demand for the preferred, then it would be 70-30 in favor of the blockchain-traded stocks, this would depend on who wants to buy how much.

  3. Shohei Ohtani:

    Honestly, I felt like it was going to be gone off the bat, i thought it was one of the better swings I’ve put on the ball this season. And I feel like the wind brought it back a little bit. That might’ve had something to do with it. I was happy with the approach but didn’t get the right results.

  4. Constable Scott Mason:

    I'd like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. We have decided on a name. This is little Cuejo. He's four months old approximately.

  5. Lydia Ko:

    I hit the ball really well on the front nine, but I was definitely a little tired going to the back nine, i think the sun got to me a bit, even though I tried to keep hydrated.


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