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Synonyms for little
ˈlɪt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. little(adj)

    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, little(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"

    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), slight(adj)

    (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, small(adj)

    (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, trivial(adj)

    (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, small(adj)

    (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, little(adj)

    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, small(adj)

    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. little(adverb)

    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. little(adverb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. little(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    much

  2. little(adjective)

    Small in size.

    This is a little table.

    Antonyms:
    much, large, big

  3. little(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    big

  4. little(adverb)

    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

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. little(a.)

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

  2. little(a.)

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

  3. little(a.)

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

  4. little(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, selfish, narrow, paltry, contemptible

  5. little(ad.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. little(a)

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

  2. little(n)

    Synonyms:
    miniature, modicum

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How to use little in a sentence?

  1. Dan Montgomery:

    It's like putting a giant jigsaw puzzle together, and we've got two tiny little pieces right now, more are going to start coming into place.

  2. James Entwistle:

    The video shows how there was very little that the bar’s security could do to control the situation and it was clearly a shocking thing for staff and other people in the bar to witness.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    I was a bit surprised it went that far, i took something off that wedge and it flew a lot further than I thought. The other guys took a little read off of that.

  4. Matthew Prior:

    Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I would have liked a little bit more specifics, it flowed so quickly that we just kind of went around it and over it.

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