little wonder

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of little wonder

used to say that something is not surprising
  • They failed to realize how costly the work would be. Little wonder, then, that their plan was rejected.

Word by Word Definitions

little play
  1. : not big: such as

  2. : small in size or extent : tiny

  3. : young

  1. : in only a small quantity or degree : slightly

  2. : not at all

  3. : rarely, infrequently

  1. : a small amount, quantity, or degree

  2. : a short time

  3. : a short distance

wonder play
  1. : a cause of astonishment or admiration : marvel

  2. : miracle

  3. : the quality of exciting amazed admiration

  1. : to be in a state of wonder

  2. : to feel surprise

  3. : to feel curiosity or doubt

  1. : wondrous, wonderful: such as

  2. : exciting amazement or admiration

  3. : effective or efficient far beyond anything previously known or anticipated


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