small wonder

Definition of small wonder

used to say that something is not surprising
  • Small wonder that we're lost, since we didn't ask for directions.

Word by Word Definitions

small play
  1. : having comparatively little size or slight dimensions

  2. : lowercase

  3. : minor in influence, power, or rank

  1. : in or into small pieces

  2. : without force or loudness

  3. : in a small manner

  1. : a part smaller and especially narrower than the remainder

  2. : small-sized products

  3. : smallclothes

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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